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Police: Dover Traffic Stop Nets Drugs, Cash

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Delaware State Police provided this photo of the cash and suspected drugs seized during an overnight traffic stop in Dover. Delaware State Police provided this photo of the cash and suspected drugs seized during an overnight traffic stop in Dover.
Famous B. Rhoades Famous B. Rhoades
DOVER, Del.- Delaware State Police say members of the Kent County Governor's Task Force arrested two people overnight after a Dover traffic stop uncovered cocaine, drug paraphernalia and money on the occupants.
 
Police said that while on patrol in the area of South State Street and East Lebanon Road at around 11:40 p.m. Tuesday, a trooper assigned to the GTF observed a dark colored Pontiac Grand Prix with only one headlight illuminated traveling southbound on South State Street. Police said a traffic stop was initiated and the vehicle pulled into the parking lot of the Royal Farms where the trooper made contact with a 55-year-old Dover man who was driving the car. Authorities said two other passengers in the vehicle were also contacted and identified as Famous B. Rhoades, 34, of Middletown, and David M. Heath, 48, of Smyrna.
 
Police said a computer inquiry into the occupants revealed Rhoades was on Level 1 probation and Heath was wanted out of Kent County Family Court and Kent County Court of Common Pleas on capiases.

Troopers said that as Rhoades and Heath got out of the car, a search of the two disclosed Rhoades was in possession of 28.7 grams of powder cocaine, 8.9 grams of crack cocaine, 2.2 grams of marijuana, and more than $500 in suspected drug proceeds. Police said Heath was in possession of two small metal pipes commonly used to smoke crack cocaine.
 
Rhoades and Heath were both transported back to Troop 3 where Rhoades was charged with possession of a controlled substance in a Tier 5 quantity (powder cocaine), possession with intent to deliver cocaine, possession of a controlled substance in a Tier 1 quantity (crack cocaine), possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Rhoades was arraigned at JP3 and committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in lieu of $46,000 secured bond. 

Heath was issued a criminal summons for possession of drug paraphernalia and committed to JTVCC in default of bond on the two capiases. 

The 55-year-old driver of the car was issued a traffic summons for operating a motor vehicle without two headlights and released.
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