Two arrested after drugs found in vehicle

ELLENDALE — Two 20-year-old men were arrested after a Monday vehicle pursuit brought the alleged discovery of drugs, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said. Authorities said that at approximately 3:29 a.m., a trooper observed a white Ford Crown Victoria traveling southbound on U.S. 113 in the area of Fleatown Road at a […]

US to deploy anti-drug Navy ships near Venezuela

MIAMI — President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that Navy ships are being moved toward Venezuela as his administration beefs up counter-narcotics operations in the Caribbean following a U.S. drug indictment against Nicolás Maduro. The president’s announcement was a break from the daily White House press briefing to discuss the coronavirus pandemic, which has left much […]

Welfare check leads to drug charges

LAUREL — A 42-year-old Lincoln man was charged with drug offenses Wednesday after troopers first responded to a driver welfare check, authorities said. Delaware State Police received a report that a vehicle was continuously circling the Royal Farms at 30983 Sussex Highway at approximately 5:35 p.m., spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said. The vehicle was […]

Two drug arrests follow traffic violations

MILTON — Two drug arrests followed a traffic violation stop Tuesday, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Senior Cpl. Heather Pepper said. Harry D. Johnson Jr., 52, of Milton, was driving when stopped at approximately 3:11 p.m. in the area of Harbeson and Cool Spring roads. A 48-year-old female from Harbeson was a passenger. A strong marijuana […]

State cashing in on opioid fee

DOVER — An opioid fee established by the General Assembly has generated almost half a million dollars so far, with more still yet to be collected. Approved through bipartisan legislation, the law sets a fee of 1 cent for every morphine milligram equivalent of any brand-name opioid dispensed in the state and 1/4 cent per […]

Three drug arrests follow probation check

SMYRNA — Three drug arrests resulted from a probation check at a residence in the 1200 block of Alabam Road, Delaware State Police said. At approximately 7:54 p.m., police conducted a check on said a probation check at a residence in the 1200 block of Alabam Road, Smyrna, was conducted regarding Anthony R. Ball, 32, […]

Traffic stop brings gun, drug charges

DOVER — A 24-year-old woman was arrested on drug and gun charges following a Friday night traffic stop of an equipment violation, police said. Takeya Benson was stopped in the area of Federal and East Loockerman streets at approximately 11:53 p.m. and Dover Police spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said officers detected a strong marijuana […]

Georgetown man facing drug charges

REHOBOTH BEACH — A 31-year-old Georgetown man was arrested on drug related charges during a proactive patrol Thursday, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said. Authorities said troopers observed a drug transaction outside the American Inn at 36012 Airport Road at approximately 2:19 p.m. A vehicle stop ensued after a traffic violation, police […]

Rehoboth Beach man gets 111 months for drug conviction

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WILMINGTON — A 40-year-old Rehoboth Beach man was sentenced to 111 months in prison for drug and firearm offenses, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Delaware said. Michael Henry was convicted of possessing cocaine with the intent to distribute and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, officials said. Chief U.S. […]

Fugitive apprehended after chase in Milford

MILFORD — A wanted 26-year-old Lincoln man was apprehended after a short foot pursuit and charged with drug offenses Tuesday, authorities said. Corey Mitchell was initially seen walking in the area of Church Street and Causey Avenue at approximately 1:20 p.m., Milford Police Det. Timothy Maloney said. He was known to have several outstanding arrest […]