Wilmington Man Arrested Following Drug Investigation

In June, 2019, a Newark Police Officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation in Newark.  The driver was arrested after crack cocaine was found in the vehicle.  An investigation commenced into the source of this crack cocaine.

On July 8th, a search warrant was conducted at a residence on Servan Court in Wilmington.  The resident, Dilip Nyala, 37, was taken into custody by members of the Newark Police Department SWAT Team.  At the time of the search, two children under 18 years-of-age were found to be living in the residence.  A search of the residence located the following:

  • 180+ grams of crack cocaine
  • 160+ grams of marijuana
  • Two firearms
  • Over $7,000 in United States Currency

Nyala was charged with the following offenses:

  • Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony (2 counts)
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance in a Tier 5 Quantity
  • Possession With Intent to Deliver a Tier 4 Controlled Substance
  • Possession With Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance
  • Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited (2 counts)
  •  Endangering the Welfare of a Child (2 counts)

Nyala appeared before Justice of the Peace Court #2 and was ordered held in default of $202,400 cash bail.  Nyala’s custody was transferred to the Howard R Young Correctional Facility in Wilmington.

The Newark Police Department was assisted in this investigation by the Wilmington Police Department, Newport Police Department, United States Homeland Security Investigations and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Members of the public with complaints about drug use or sales in Newark are encouraged to send tips via any of the methods on our tips page.

Dilip Nyala