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Motorcycle club members arrested in drug bust (PHOTOS)

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Eight members of a Delaware motorcycle club have been arrested for allegedly selling drugs in New Castle County.

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Delaware State Police announced the results of "Operation Thunderclap" on Wednesday, which targeted the Thunderguards Motorcycle Club.

The DSP said it worked with numerous other agencies during a three-month-old investigation.

It culminated on Monday and Tuesday with ten simultaneous search and seizure warrants being executed in New Castle County and one in Elkton, MD.

Along with the eight arrests, police seized more than 2 kilos of cocaine worth $100,000, 167 grams of marijuana, $41,000 in cash and more than a dozen guns.

Police say "Operation Thunder Clap" is an ongoing investigation with more arrests and indictments expected as the investigation continues.

Those arrested are:

Ernest E. Saunders Jr-35 of New Castle, DE
Possession of Cocaine in a Tier 5 quantity (2 counts)
Possession with Intent to Deliver Cocaine in Tier 4 quantity
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (2 counts)
Maintaining a Drug Property
Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony (2 counts)
Possession of a Firearm/Ammunition by a Person Prohibited (2 counts)
Committed Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on 4.5 Million Secured Bond

Arthur M. Blount-46 of New Castle, DE
Possession of Cocaine in a Tier 5 quantity
Possession of Marijuana within a School Zone
Conspiracy Second Degree
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Committed Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $111,250 Cash Bond

Mark Singleton-39 of Middletown, DE
Possession of Cocaine in Tier 5 quantity
Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony
Possession of a Firearm/Ammunition by a Person Prohibited
Possession of Marijuana
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (2 counts)
Committed Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $151,600 Cash Bond

Armar C. Womack-55 of Middletown, DE
Possession of Cocaine in Tier 5 quantity
Possession with intent to Deliver Cocaine
Endangering the Welfare of a Child
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Committed Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $318, 750 Secured Bond

Marquita S. Charlton-29 of Middletown, DE
Possession of Cocaine in Tier 5 quantity
Possession with intent to Deliver Cocaine
Endangering the Welfare of a Child
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Committed to Baylor Women's Correction Institution on $318,750 Secured Bond

James A. Robertson-44 of New Castle, DE
Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon
Possession of a Weapon with an Obliterated or Altered Serial Number
Possession of a Deadly Weapon by Person Prohibited
Committed Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $7500 Cash Bond

Enrico F. Verucci Sr-51 of Middletown, DE
Possession with Intent to Deliver Cocaine
Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony
Conspiracy Second Degree
Endangering the Welfare of a Child
Released on $73,000 Unsecured Bond

Bryan K. Verucci-29 of Middletown, DE Possession with Intent to Deliver Cocaine Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony Conspiracy Second Degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child Released on $73,000 Unsecured Bond

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