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Millsboro Traffic Stop Leads to Heroin Arrest

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Delaware State Police provided this photo of the suspected baggies of heroin seized following a Millsboro traffic stop. Delaware State Police provided this photo of the suspected baggies of heroin seized following a Millsboro traffic stop.

MILLSBORO, Del.- A weekend traffic stop in Millsboro led to the seizure of a large stash of heroin and one arrestDelaware State Police said Monday.

Derrell D. Gibbs, 22, of Dagsboro, is charged with possession with intent to deliver heroin, possession of heroin, second-degree conspiracy, resisting arrest and possession of drug paraphernalia. 
 
Police said Gibbs' arrest stemmed from an incident that began at around 2:30 p.m. Sunday, as a trooper on patrol in the area of Long Neck Road observed a blue Chevrolet Malibu make a traffic violation as it was turning left onto School Lane. The trooper activated the emergency equipment in the patrol car to conduct a traffic stop. 

Police said the Malibu then continued westbound on School Lane until it came to an abrupt stop in front of Long Neck Elementary School where a male passenger, later identified as Gibbs, jumped out and began running toward the soccer field with a plastic bag in his hand. Police said the trooper began chasing Gibbs on foot as the Malibu sped away at a high rate of speed. As Gibbs rounded the northwest corner of the school, authorities said he threw the bag to the ground and was eventually taken into custody without further incident.
 
Police said a search of the area behind the school was conducted and troopers recovered a plastic shopping bag containing 1,252 bags of heroin totaling approximately 31.3 grams, along with assorted drug paraphernalia.
 
Gibbs was taken into custody on the aforementioned offenses and ordered held in the Sussex Correctional Institution on $81,600 secured bond.
 
Police said the driver of the Malibu has not been identified and this investigation is ongoing.

 

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