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3,000 bags of heroin, two stolen handguns, two men behind bars on $5 million bond each

Two men were arrested after Wilmington Police Narcotics Investigators conducted a search warrant at an apartment near Independence Mall.

Zabar Irick(left) and Shawn Fonville have been arrested after a two-month-long investigation by the Wilmington Police Department. (Port City Daily photo/Courtesy Wilmington Police Department)
Zabar Irick, 43, (left) and Shawn Fonville, 31 (right) have been arrested after a two-month-long investigation by the Wilmington Police Department. (Port City Daily photo/Courtesy Wilmington Police Department)

WILMINGTON — Two men have been arrested for heroin trafficking after a two-month long Wilmington Police Narcotics investigation.

Shawn Scott Fonville, 31, and Zabar Aaron Irick, 43, were arrested after a search warrant was conducted in an apartment on Mayfair Drive, near Independence Mall.

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Investigators found 3,000 bags of heroin, two stolen handguns, and an undisclosed amount of cash during their search of the apartment and during a traffic stop that involved one of the men.

Fonville, 31, has been charged with two counts of possession of a firearm by convicted felon, possession of a stolen firearm, trafficking heroin, possession with intent to sell or deliver heroin and maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for use, storage, or sale of controlled substances.

Fonville was previously convicted of felony larceny in 2012.

Irick, 43, has been charged with heroin possession, resisting arrest and conspiring to traffic heroin.


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