(May 31, 2019) A 32-year-old Worcester County man accused of being the head of a drug trafficking organization was arrested last month in connection with an investigation in Delaware and Maryland, the Delaware State Police said last Friday.
Prince Gordon, of Ocean Pines, was accused in part of distributing heroin through Sussex County, Delaware, and Worcester County, according to state police.
Gordon was charged with several offenses in both states, including possession of Fentanyl, possession with intent to distribute Fentanyl and criminal racketeering, according to police.
Gordon is being held on a $631,200 bond at the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in Wilmington, Delaware, police said.
Eleven law enforcement agencies in both states, including the Worcester County Criminal Enforcement Team and the Maryland State Police Heroin Investigation Unit, participated in “Operation Royal Flush,” an investigation of the alleged heroin trafficking organization, according to police.
The Worcester County State’s Attorney’s Office, as well as the Ocean City and Pocomoke police department also assisted in the investigation.
The multiple law enforcement agencies in Delaware and Maryland concluded the investigation on April 22, according to police. There were multiple indictments issued in Sussex County, Delaware, as well as “an additional seven-count indictment” in Worcester County on April 23.
There were indictments for 16 people on 71 charges, according to police.
Law enforcement officers searched a residence on Duck Cove Circle in Ocean Pines, a home on the 500 block of Bay Street in Berlin and three other locations in Delaware, according to police.
Law enforcement officers seized more than 800 grams of raw heroin that was valued at nearly $1 million, police said. There was also $11,000 in cash, two heroin-processing kits, and two firearms taken by deputies.
“The Drug Trafficking Organization was successfully dismantled as a result of the extensive collaborative efforts of several supporting federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies,” state police said.