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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Delaware

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 11, 2018

Seaford Man Sentenced to 80 Months in Federal Prison for Gun, Heroin Charges

WILMINGTON, Del. – David C. Weiss, United States Attorney for the District of Delaware, announced that on October 4, 2018, Tromar Mapp, age 30, of Seaford, Delaware, was sentenced to 80 months in prison for dealing heroin and possessing a handgun in furtherance of drug trafficking. 

According to documents and arguments discussed in open court, Mapp sold heroin out of the Seaford home he shared with his fiancée and four-year-old son.  The evidence further demonstrated that Mapp was willing to use guns to further his drug trade. He kept a handgun with an extended magazine in his home and he sent text messages to a drug customer threatening to shoot that customer for failure to pay a drug debt.

U.S. Attorney Weiss said, “The defendant presented a danger to his community, both by selling potentially deadly heroin and by possessing a gun in furtherance of his drug dealing.  We will aggressively pursue such defendants and do our best to insure that they are held accountable for their conduct.” 

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives with assistance from the Delaware State Police and the Seaford Police Department.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Jennifer K. Welsh and Alexander Mackler.

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Project Safe Neighborhoods
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Updated October 11, 2018