Milton traffic stop yields drug arrests

Carolyn J. Faust

George H. Edwards

MILTON — Two drug-related arrests were made after a Thursday traffic stop in the Cool Spring Farms development, the Delaware State Police said.

The alleged incident occurred at approximately 7:27 p.m. when members of the Sussex County Governor’s Task Force conducted a traffic stop on Fisher Road, authorities said. Contact was made with the driver, identified as 47-year old Carolyn Faust of Lewes. Simultaneously another person, identified as 55-year old, George Edwards of Milton, police said, began approaching Ms. Faust’s vehicle on foot. Detectives attention was drawn to Mr. Edwards as he continued to walk towards them with his hands concealed in his pockets, police said. Detectives began giving verbal commands to Mr. Edwards to remove his hands from his pockets, at which time he threw his hands up while throwing objects up into the air, police said.

Mr. Edwards than proceeded to take off on foot when detectives deployed their Taser, subsequently striking him and taking him into custody shortly thereafter, police said.

Police said Mr. Edwards was found in possession of a drug paraphernalia, approximately 2.12 grams of crack cocaine, and approximately 3.54 grams of marijuana. He was taken into custody and transported to Troop 4 where he was charged with resisting arrest, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, second-degree conspiracy, tampering with evidence, and possession of marijuana. He was arraigned out of Justice of the Peace Court 3 and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution in Georgetown on $46,201 cash only bond.

Ms. Faust was found in possession of drug paraphernalia, police said. She was charged with second-degree conspiracy, criminal solicitation, possession of drug paraphernalia, and traffic related offenses. After arraignment out of JP Court 3, Ms. Faust was released on $5,202 unsecured bond.

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