Following pursuit, two men arrested on numerous drug charges

LONG NECK – Two men were arrested and jailed on drug and other charges Saturday afternoon following a traffic stop that escalated into a pursuit in the Long Neck area, Delaware State Police report.

One of the men, Donald P. Phillips, 40 of Milton was tasered during the incident, state police spokesman Sgt. Richard Bratz said.

Donald D. Phillips

Phillips and Wayne O. Revel Jr., 41, of Smyrna were both apprehended on Angola Road following a pursuit that encompassed several roads on Long Neck.

Large quantities of methamphetamine and heroin along with drug paraphernalia and marijuana were found in a search of the suspect vehicle, Sgt. Bratz said.

The incident began shortly after 3 p.m. June 1 when troopers from the Troop 7 PACE Team conducting proactive enforcement in the Long Neck area saw a Dodge Avenger fail to stop at a stop sign.

A traffic stop was attempted, but the suspect vehicle failed to stop. The pursuit eventually ended when Revel pulled the vehicle onto the shoulder of Angola Road and attempted to exit the moving vehicle. Revel was immediately taken into custody.

Wayne O. Revel

Phillips, the passenger, got out of the vehicle and attempted to escape into the woods. In doing so, Phillips threw a handful of contraband into the woods, Sgt. Bratz said. Phillips subsequently refused to comply with multiple lawful commands to surrender and was ultimately tasered. He immediately complied and was taken into custody.

Philips complained of shortness of breath and an ambulance from the Rehoboth Beach Fire Department responded to the scene. Phillips refused any further treatment.

All the drug evidence was collected and transported back to the troop for identification and processing. According to Sgt. Bratz, the following items were located:

  • 28.8 grams of methamphetamine;
  • 33.4 grams of marijuana;
  • 1 gram of heroin (140 bags);
  • 2.2 grams of hashish;
  • 75 amphetamine 20 mg tablets (Schedule 2 narcotic);
  • 62 Tizanidine 4mg tablets;
  • 3 Alprazolam 1 mg tablets’
  • Scale;
  • multiple pieces of drug paraphernalia.

Revel Jr. was charged with Drug Dealing Tier 5, two counts of Possession with Intent to Deliver Tier 5, two counts of Possession with Aggravating Factor, Conspiracy 2nd Degree, Possession with the Intent to Deliver Marijuana, Reckless Endangering, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Prescription without a Prescription, Failure to stop on command, Resisting arrest, four counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Disregarding a Police Officer Signal (Felony-Subsequent Offense), Failure to Stop at a Stop Sign and Failure to Signal.

Revel was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution in default of $100,002 cash bond.

State police charged Phillips with two counts of Drug Dealing Tier 5, two counts of Possession with Intent to Deliver Tier 5, two counts of Possession with Aggravating Factor, Carrying Concealed Deadly Weapon, Conspiracy 2nd Degree, Possession with the Intent to Deliver Marijuana, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Tampering with evidence, Possession of Prescription without a Prescription, Resisting arrest and three counts of Drug Paraphernalia.

Phillips was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution in default of $98,505 cash bond.

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