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Monday, January 21, 2013

Traffic Stop Leads To Drug Arrest, Laurel

Location: West 6th Street, Laurel, DE

Date of Occurrence: Sunday January 20, 2013 at approximately 10:50 a.m.

Defendant, Charges, and Bond Information:

Xavier A. Johnson, 39, Seaford, DE (No Photo Available)
Possession with Intent to Deliver Cocaine
Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin
Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana
Tampering with Physical Evidence
Possession of a Controlled Substance
Resisting Arrest
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (2 counts)

Arraigned at JP3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $130,000.00 cash bond.

Laurel, DE- The Delaware State Police have arrested a Seaford man after a traffic stop leads to possession of drugs.

The incident began Sunday morning around 10:50 a.m. as a trooper was on patrol in the area of the First Stop convenience store on West Street in Laurel when he observed what appeared to be a drug transaction taking place. As a male subject, who was standing outside a Kia Soul, observed the trooper drive by, he quickly went inside the store. The subject didn’t emerge for several minutes, and when he finally exited the store, he got into the passenger’s side of the Kia. The vehicle departed the parking lot and turned onto Townsend Street and then west onto West 6th Street where the operator drove up on a curb. The trooper activated his emergency equipment in order conduct a traffic stop and the Kia pulled into the New Zion United Methodist Church parking lot. As the car came to a stop, the passenger exited the vehicle and began fleeing on foot carrying a blue nylon bag. The suspect began running to the east and began attempting to remove his shirt once behind a shed, but was taken into custody without incident by the trooper as he reappeared. A search of the area behind the shed was conducted and a blue nylon bag was recovered. The bag contained over 40 grams of cocaine, 50 bags of heroin totaling approximately 3 grams, 41 grams of marijuana, 22 Oxycodone pills, and assorted drug paraphernalia.

Xavier A. Johnson, 39 of Seaford was transported back to Troop 5 in Bridgeville where he was charged with the above listed offenses. He was arraigned at JP3 and committed to SCI on $130,000.00 cash bond.

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