Multiple arrests made in drug, gun investigation in Milford

MILFORD – Last month, the Milford Police Department’s Drug Unit received information about 26-year-old Carlos Feliciano-Concepcion of Milford who was involved in the sale of illicit drugs and in possession of multiple firearms in the 300 block of Carlisle Lane, according to Det. Timothy Maloney.

The Delaware State Police Sussex County Governor’s Task Force was involved in a pursuit with Feliciano-Concepcion March 9 in Milford. Information was later received March 15 that he was again in the Milford area in the unit block of Causey Avenue at a residence.

Surveillance was conducted on the residence by Milford Police, U.S. Marshals Task Force, and the Delaware State Police Sussex County Drug Unit and Governor’s Task Force.  Through surveillance, Feliciano-Concepcion was observed leaving the residence. A traffic stop was conducted on Feliciano-Concepcion in the area of Beach Highway and Sawmill Road by the above agencies.

Feliciano-Concepcion was found to be in possession of heroin, marijuana, U.S. Currency and a loaded handgun with extra magazines.  The Delaware State Police completed the investigation from the vehicle stop.

As a result of the vehicle stop, a consent search of the residence on Causey Avenue was conducted by the Milford Police Department and above assisting agencies. This search resulted in the recovery of an AK-style rifle and sawed-off shotgun.  Also, inside the residence was property of Feliciano-Concepcion.

The Milford Police Department Drug Unit, with the assistance of the Milford Police Department Criminal Investigations Division and Patrol Division, executed a search warrant at a residence in the 300 Block of Carlisle Lane.

The search warrant resulted in the recovery of another loaded handgun and marijuana. The following subjects were inside the residence at the time the search warrant was executed and were taken into custody: 22-year-old Gilbert Javier Merced-Rodriguez and 24-year-old Amilcar Jose Merced-Centeno, both of Milford. Investigators also located a female identified as 29-year-old Clarisell Amaro of Milford, and a 5-month-old juvenile.

Clarisell Amaro

Gilbert Javier Merced-Rodriguez

Amilcar Jose Merced-Centeno

Merced-Centeno was charged with conspiracy in the second degree, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, endangering the welfare of a child, and manufacturing, delivering or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver a controlled substance.

Merced-Rodriguez was charged with conspiracy in the second degree, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, endangering the welfare of a child, and manufacturing, delivering or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver a controlled substance.

Both had a presentment at the Justice of the Peace Court 3. Merced-Centeno was released on $9,000 unsecured bail. Merced-Rodriguez was released on $4,000 unsecured bail.  Both will have a future preliminary hearing in Sussex County Court of Common Pleas.

Investigators also obtained a warrant for Clarisell Amaro for charged with conspiracy in the second degree, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, endangering the welfare of a child, and manufacturing, delivering or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver a controlled substance.

She turned herself in to Milford Police Department March 16. She had a presentment through the Justice of the Peace Court 3 and was released on $18,000 unsecured bail with a future preliminary hearing in Sussex County Court of Common Pleas.

Investigation is still ongoing reference to the firearms and Feliciano-Concepcion located at the residence on Causey Ave. Further releases will be sent out when information is available.

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