Laurel man facing drug charges after traffic stop

Devontay Jones

DAGSBORO — A 24-year-old Laurel man was charged with multiple alleged drug-related offenses as a result of a traffic stop that took place in Dagsboro on Friday afternoon, said Master Cpl. Michael Austin, spokesman for the Delaware State Police.

The suspect was identified as Devontay D. Jones.

Master Cpl. Austin said that around 1:26 p.m. on Friday a trooper on routine patrol allegedly saw a gray Chevrolet Trailblazer run a stop sign at the intersection of E. Diamond Street and Power Plant Road in Dagsboro.

The trooper stopped the vehicle on Adams Road, just south of Bunting Road, and contacted Mr. Jones, who was the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle.

Upon talking to Mr. Jones, the trooper allegedly smelled marijuana coming from inside the Trailblazer vehicle.

A subsequent search of Mr. Jones and the vehicle resulted in the seizure of 279 baggies of heroin, with a total weight of 1.953 grams, 1.38 grams of marijuana and $1,771 in suspected drug proceeds.

Mr. Jones was taken in to custody without incident and taken to Troop 4 in Georgetown where he was charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance; possession of a controlled substance in a Tier 1 quantity; maintaining a drug property; tampering with physical evidence; three counts of possession of drug paraphernalia; possession of marijuana and failure to stop at a stop sign.

He was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution in Georgetown in lieu of $35,500 secured bail.

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