Traffic stop: Dagsboro man faces drug charges

MILLSBORO – Delaware State Police on Tuesday arrested a 28-uear-old Dagsboro man after a traffic stop led to the discovery of drugs, including heroin, cocaine and marijuana.

Kevin D. Handy

Troopers charged Kevin D. Handy Jr. with: Possession With Intent to Deliver a controlled substance in a Tier 2 quantity; Possession With Intent to Deliver a controlled substance; Possession of a controlled substance in a Tier 2 quantity; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (2 counts); Driving While Suspended; Possession of Marijuana Personal Use and Improper Tail Lights, said state police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe.

The incident occurred on March 12 at approximately 6:46 p.m., when troopers observed an equipment violation on a tan Mercedes Benz traveling northbound on Long Neck Road.

A traffic stop was initiated, and troopers detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle.  The driver identified as 28-year-old Kevin D. Handy Jr. was found to have a suspended license.  A search led to the discovery of the following:

  • 377 bags of heroin (approximately 2.639 grams);
  • 67 grams of cocaine;
  • 84 grams of marijuana;
  • Over $300 in suspected drug proceeds;
  • Drug paraphernalia.

Handy was taken into custody without incident and taken to Troop 7. Handy was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $51,502 secured bond, Cpl. Jaffe said.

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