Police arrest Lewes man on drug charges

LEWES — A 26-year-old Lewes man was charged with heroin- and cocaine-related offenses following a Thursday morning trafic stop for a speeding violation, Delaware State Police spsokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said in a news release.

Police said Cody Christine was under investigation after they received information regarding alleged drug sales in the Lewes and Rehoboth Beach areas.

On Thursday at approximately 4:46 p.m., police said a black Kia Rio vehicle was seen speeding on Lewes Georgetown Highway; Mr. Christine was a passenger and a traffc stop followed. Troopers then contacted Mr. Christine and the driver, police said.

A k-9 search yielded a positive alert for the presence of a narcotic, authorities said.

As investigation continued, Mr. Christine was also allegedly found with crack cocaine and heroin, authorities said. A vehicle search allegedly located drug paraphernalia.

Cody Christine

The Kia Rio driver was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and a traffic violation for speeding and released on his own recognizance, police said.

Mr. Christine was taken into custody without incident and taken to transported to Troop 7 in Lewes. Following arrival, police said additional bundles of heroin were located.

Probation and Parole were notified due to Mr. Christine’s probation status.
Bags of heroin were found during a search of Mr. Christine’s unit block home on Bristol Way, police said.

Approximately 10.92 grams of heroin packaged in approximately 1,560 individual bags were seized, along with approximately 1.14 grams of crack cocaine, according to authorities.

Possession charges included with intent to deliver a controlled substance in a Tier 4 and Tier 5 quantity, with intent to deliver a controlled substance, controlled substance and drug paraphernalia (two counts).

A tamering with physical evidence count was also brought.
Following arraignment Mr. Christine was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in Georgetown on $62,503 secured bond.

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