Hartly fugitive arrested on drug, firearm charges

DOVER — A wanted 28-year-old Hartly man was arrested on drug and firearm charges upon arriving at a probation and parole office Thursday, authorities said.

Roy G. Kolaco had been sought since he fled from a Sept. 20 traffic stop, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said. He was a Level III probationer at the time police were investigating alleged drug dealing activities, authorities said.

Police obtained an arrest warrant following last month’s incident, and members of the Governor’s Task Force contacted the office in Dover, where

Mr. Kolaco was taken into custody without incident.
According to police, a bag containing 119 bags of heroin weighing approximately .883 grams was found in the vehicle that Mr. Kolaco arrived in. Police alleged that he had left the bag in the vehicle.

A probation and parole administrative warrant was then executed at Mr. Kolaco’s home in the 200 block of Will Scarlet Lane. Seized items included:
• 129 bags of heroin, approximately .903 grams
• Approximately 10.34 grams of marijuana
• Over $400 in suspected drug proceeds
• A loaded 9mm Springfield handgun that was reported stolen

Possession charges included firearm if previously convicted of a violent felony, with intent to deliver a controlled substance with an aggravating factor, controlled substance in a Tier I quantity and marijuana. A receiving a stolen firearm count was also brought.

Traffic offense charges from the Sept. 20 incident included, among others, disregarding a police officer signal and driving while suspended or revoked.

Mr. Kolaco was transported to Troop 3 without incident police said. He was arraigned before Justice of the Peace Court and then held at Sussex Correctional Institution in Georgetown in lieu of $26,001 secured bond.

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