LAUREL, Del.- Delaware State Police have arrested a Laurel man on a slew of drug charges.
Troopers said they tried to stop 29-year-old Michael R. Chambers shortly before 8 a.m. Thursday after watching him engage in a drug transaction in the Shiloh Farms development in Laurel. But police said Chambers drove away and threw drugs out of his vehicle while fleeing.
Troopers said he drove recklessly, including crashing into an unoccupied building at the Shady Acres Mobile Home Park where he lives, as they observed from a distance. Chambers was eventually arrested after a brief foot pursuit. Troopers said they found cocaine and drug paraphernalia in his car and also recovered 1.5 grams of cocaine and 21 small bags containing a total of more than half a gram heroin Chambers threw from his car. Police said that more than $4,000 in drug proceeds were also seized.
Chambers was charged with five counts of possession of with intent to deliver a controlled substance with an aggravating factor, criminal mischief over $5,000, three counts of tampering with physical evidence, disregarding a police officer's signal, resisting arrest, three counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, two counts of criminal mischief under $1,000, and numerous traffic charges. He was ordered held in the Sussex Correctional Institute on $59,100 secured bail.
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