Community Tip Leads to Drug Arrest

Posted on  11/11/2013 2:46 pm


  • 800 block Morrow Street, Wilmington, Delaware

Date of Occurrence:

  • Saturday, November 9, 2013, at approximately 1:42 p.m.


  • Davon Avant-Crosby, 22, 800 block Morrow Street, Wilmington, Delaware
    • Possession with Intent to Distribute Crack Cocaine


A tip from concerned citizens helped direct officers to a drug dealer conducting street level drug sales in West Center City Wilmington.

Corporal Kevin Murphy and Officer Justin Wilkers were on patrol when they received information from the community about a subject engaged in drug sales in the 800 block of Morrow Street. The officers then observed Davon Avant-Crosby, who matched the provided description, standing in the block. The officers spoke with Avant-Crosby who began turning his body away from the officers in an apparent attempt to conceal something. The officers conducted a pat down of Avant-Crosby and discovered a plastic bag containing 5.6 grams of crack cocaine in his pocket.

Further investigation also revealed that Avant-Crosby had two existing capiases for his arrest.

Avant-Crosby was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 20 and released after posting $5,000 cash bail.