Parking violation leads to drug arrest

DOVER — A 28-year-old man was arrested on drug charges after police responded to a car parked on the sidewalk near Northdown and Charring Cross drives in the Village of Westover Sunday afternoon. Spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said officers allegedly detected a smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle and asked occupant Deon Townsend […]

Eight Delaware organizations awarded $1.1 million in grants to combat opioid crisis

DOVER — As community organizations accepted $1.1 million in grant funds to combat the opioid crisis in Delaware, Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long reminded attendees that this work requires collaboration. “It’s all hands on deck. It is not one entity,” Lt. Gov. Hall-Long said during Thursday’s announcement. “Our government agencies have done some great things to […]

Letter to the Editor: High cost of prescription drugs

Year after year, Americans pay the highest brand-name drug prices in the world. Congress, the administration, and importantly, our own Delaware legislators must take action now to cut prescription drug prices. My asthma medicines are eating up my savings. I take Symbicort which retails at $1,200 and Spiriva retails at $1,600. I take several other […]

Early morning traffic stop yields drugs

DOVER — A 20-year-old Dover man was arrested on drug charges during a Monday morning traffic stop, authorities said. Tynik Sanders was driving in the area of White Oak Road and Halsey Drive at approximately 3:24 a.m. when stopped for an equipment violation, Dover Police spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said. Further investigation allegedly located […]

Lewes women faces drug charges after crash

MILTON — The Delaware State Police arrested a 25-year-old Lewes woman after a traffic crash Thursday, charging her with multiple drug offenses. According to authorities, troopers responded to Cool Spring Road for a reported vehicle accident at 7:18 a.m. There, police found a Ford pickup truck had collided with a utility pole, knocking the wires […]

Letter to the Editor: Opiate addiction

I am a addict in recovery now but it took me 14 years of treatment and being in programs that had rules that changed almost daily. Finally I had enough of the misery and a near-death experience but I made it. I’m writing this letter because we are hearing and reading about different states that […]

Impeachment, prison trials top 2019 headlines

DOVER — The Feb. 19 front page of the Delaware State News may be the year’s most memorable. The headline: “Jury returns no convictions.” After almost five days of deliberations, a jury returned two full acquittals and two partial acquittals of four inmates charged with perpetrating the February 2017 Vaughn prison riot and hostage situation […]

Illegal dumping brings drug charges

HARRINGTON — A 23-year-old Milford man was arrested on drug charges Sunday after police responded to an illegal dumping complaint, authorities said. Harrington Police said Brian W. Holben and three other persons were on scene when officers were called to the Midway Shopping Center at approximately 8:56 p.m. An officer then requested identification from the […]

Commentary: An important step forward for prescription drug prices

On Dec. 12, the House of Representative took a vital step to lower prescription drug costs and passed the Lower Drug Costs Now Act. This bipartisan bill offers real relief to the millions of Americans who struggle to afford their needed medications. The bill would allow Medicare to use its buying power to negotiate lower […]

Millsboro man arrested for allegedly selling drugs

MILLSBORO — A 27-year-old from Millsboro was arrested on Friday by Delaware State Police for his alleged role in the sale of illegal drugs following a police investigation, according to police spokesman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe. On Friday, members of the Sussex Drug Unit concluded a two-month investigation into the alleged selling of drugs by […]

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