Outside court, two arrested on cocaine charges
By TERRI SANGINITI, The News Journal
Posted Friday, September 7, 2007 at 7:54 am
A traffic stop in Hares Corner led to two drug arrests, New Castle County police said Thursday.
Police arrested Christopher Martin, 20, and Larry Harris, 22, on charges of possession with intent to deliver cocaine, maintaining a vehicle for keeping a controlled substance, conspiracy and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Police stopped Martin after he drove his vehicle out of the Hares Corner Justice of the Peace Court into Parkway Circle at 4:40 p.m. Wednesday.
Martin and his passenger, Harris, were taken out of the vehicle and a police dog alerted officers to possible drugs in the front wheel area, said agency spokesman Cpl. Trinidad Navarro.
A search of the vehicle uncovered multiple packages of crack cocaine hidden in the car's engine compartment, Navarro said.
When the officers took the two into custody, police learned that Harris had just left a meeting with his probation officer.
A search warrant was issued for Harris' home in the 200 block of Guilford Street in Bear, where police found additional drug paraphernalia, Navarro said.
Arraignment and bail information were not available.
WOMAN FACES DRUG CHARGES: A 35-year-old Maryland woman was arrested on drug charges early Tuesday after she was found sleeping in a stolen car in the parking lot of the Delaware Service Plaza on I-95 near Newark. State police charged Danah Sayers, of Bel Air, with receiving stolen property, possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a hypodermic needle. Sayers was committed to the Baylor Women's Correctional Institution after failing to post a $5,500 bond. State police spokesman Cpl. Jeff Whitmarsh said a trooper stopped at the service plaza about 1:20 a.m. to check for suspicious activity. As the trooper conducted routine registration checks of the vehicles parked there looking for stolen vehicles, he came across a 1994 Dodge Intrepid with a New York license plate that was reported stolen Friday. When the trooper approached the car, he saw a female sleeping inside. She was identified as Sayers. Syringes, razor blades and heroin were found in the vehicle, Whitmarsh said.
MARIJUANA ARREST: A Bear woman was arrested Tuesday after police seized more than 450 grams of marijuana hidden in her car. Angela Wilkins of the Fairwinds Trailer Park was charged with receiving a stolen car and possession of marijuana after New Castle County police spotted a 1999 Mazda 626, which had been reported stolen, in front of her mobile home. When an officer searched the car before calling a tow truck, he discovered a gallon-sized plastic bag containing 455.25 grams of marijuana in the trunk, said New Castle County police spokesman Cpl. Trinidad Navarro. The officer then asked the resident of the mobile home, Wilkins, 28, whether the car was hers. Wilkins said it was, but she had not had a chance to register it, Navarro said. When the officer said he had found marijuana in it, Wilkins said she had purchased the car the night before, but would not say from whom, Navarro said. Wilkins was committed to Baylor Women's Correctional Institution in lieu of $3,000 bail.