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Convicted Felon Arrested For Drugs In Wilmington

(Credit: Wilmington Police)

(Credit: Wilmington Police)

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WILMINGTON, Del. (CBS) – Police in Wilmington are crediting a resident’s complaint with aiding in their arrest of a convicted felon.

On Thursday, two officers responded to the 700 block of E 17th Street after a resident complained a man was selling drugs nearby.

Upon arrival, police found Shaheed Abdurrafi, 45, standing alone on the street.

When officers approached Abdurrafi, he fled on foot through the 2100 block of N Spruce Street, where he tossed a plastic bag containing 5.5 grams of crack cocaine on the ground.

After a brief struggle, Abdurrafi was taken into custody, where he was identified as a convicted felon and drug offender.

Abdurrafi has been committed to Howard R. Young Correctional Facility in lieu of $11,000 secured bond.