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Wilmington Police Department
Wednesday January 25th, 2023 :: 09:06 a.m. EST

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Wilmington Police arrest man on gun, drug charges following investigation:

Wilmington Police have arrested a man on gun and drug charges following an investigation.
 
On January 18 at approximately 1:02 p.m., members of the Drug, Organized Crime and Vice Division were conducting a drug investigation and made contact with 29-year-old Rakim Dixon in the area of 10th and Bennett Streets. He was taken into custody without incident.
 
Investigators subsequently executed a search warrant in the 2400 block of Bowers Street, and recovered a loaded 9mm semi-automatic handgun, 14.6 grams of crack cocaine, 4.914 grams of heroin, 176.9 grams of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and $458 in currency.
 
Dixon has been charged with the following offenses:

  • Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony
  • Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited (Two Counts)
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance with the Intent to Deliver in Tier 2 Quantity (Two Counts)
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance with the Intent to Deliver
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance in Tier 2 Quantity (Two Counts)
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance in Tier 1 Quantity
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Dixon was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 11 and was committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $137,100 cash-only bail.

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Wilmington Police Department
300 N Walnut St
Wilmington, DE 19801

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