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Multiple Drug Arrests Following a Traffic Stop

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Jared Olin Jared Olin
Samuel Torres Samuel Torres
Richard Garnett Richard Garnett

SMYRNA, Del. – On Sept. 19 an officer from Smyrna Police Department was conducting traffic enforcement in the area of South Carter Rd. and West South St. when he observed a vehicle being operated by a subject with a suspended driver's license.

Police say the suspect's vehicle was contacting a white male subject on foot and the officer observed what appeared to be an illegal drug transaction. According to police, the officer then activated his emergency equipment and conducted the stop immediately contacting Jared Olin, 27 of Smyrna, Del. outside the vehicle. Police say Olin had in his possession 13 bags of heroin, 1-12 mg filmstrip of suboxone, and a hypodermic needle.

The officer then contacted the operator of the motor vehicle, Samuel C. Torres, 31 of Smyrna, Del. As the officer was contacting Torres, the passengers in the motor vehicle began moving around and failed to comply with the other officer's verbal command. Also, the front seat passenger kept lowering his hands into the vehicle and appeared to be reaching for unknown items.

The remaining two adult passengers were Richard L. Garnett, 37 of Dover, Del. and Amanda Hill, 21 of Dover, Del. were taken into custody. Officers also took custody of a 4-year-old child inside the car during the incident, who was later turned over to the mother.

Police say Garnett was found in possession of 23 bags of heroin. Officers searched the vehicle where Garnett was seated and located a clear baggy containing 3 grams of crack-cocaine, one bag of heroin, and miscellaneous drug paraphernalia.

Police say Hill was found in possession of 78 bags of heroin, 7.7 grams marijuana, numerous prescription pills, and a 1-12 mg film strip of suboxone.

Olin was arrested for manufactures, delivers, or possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, conspiracy second-degree, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to police, Torres was arrested for manufactures, delivers, or possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance in a tier 1 quantity, conspiracy second-degree endangering the welfare of a child by committing a title 16 offense with a child present, possession of drug paraphernalia, and driving while license is suspended/revoked.

Garnett and Hill were both arrested for manufactures, delivers, or possession with the intent to deliver a controlled substance in a tier 1 quantity, tampering with physical evidence, conspiracy second-degree, four counts of possession of a controlled endangering the welfare of a child by committing a title 16 offense with a child present, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

All subjects were arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court 7, via videophone.

Olin was committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in default of $17,000 secured bail. Torres was committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in default of $26,500 secured bail. Garnett was committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in default of $30,500 secured bail. Hill was released on $14,100 unsecured bond pending future court appearance.

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