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Police Find 225 Grams of Heroin During Milton Traffic Stop

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Delaware State Police photos of the suspected heroin seized during the traffic stop. Delaware State Police photos of the suspected heroin seized during the traffic stop.

MILTON, Del.- It is a bust that is being called "substantial," "significant" and "large" by drug enforcement agents. In a traffic stop in Milton, Delaware State Police seized almost 15,000 bags of heroin.

The driver of the vehicle was 32-year old Davon Tucker of New Jersey. Tucker was stopped by police just south of Route 16 on Coastal Highway in Milton for speeding. During the traffic stop, police said there was an odor of marijuana in the car. After confiscating marijuana from Tucker, police proceeded to search the car, finding the heroin in the trunk.

Tucker had a total of 14,994 bags, weighing approximately 225 grams. Police said the street value of this heroin was approximately $150,000.

Marc Richman from the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services said that heroin has become an "epidemic" in the state and the region. He said that in 2014, just over 15 people died each month due to overdoses in the first state. This number is for all overdoses, including alcohol.

Richman said that the number of people seeking treatment at public facilities for heroin addiction has skyrocketed by 52 percent in between FY 2012 and FY 2014.

"It's affecting all walks of life," Richman said. "It's not a white problem. It's not a black problem. Not a male problem. Not a women problem. It's everywhere."

At Addiction Medical Solutions, a rehab clinic in Rehoboth Beach, Anthony Powell said he has seen the number of patients grow. He said they average approximately 170 patients every day.

"Having that stopped," he said. "Those 15,000 bags stopped - doesn't put a dent in the problem. You have the problem with supply and demand. You know there's a big demand down here and the supply just keeps coming and coming."

WBOC spoke with a Delaware member of the Drug Enforcement Agency, who chose to remain anonymous since he is undercover. This officer said that deliveries like this one are made regularly, possibly more than three times a week in Sussex County.

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From earlier:

MILTON, Del. – A New Jersey man is behind bars in Sussex County, Del. after police there say they found a large amount of heroin in his car during a traffic stop.

Delaware State Police say it happened at around 2:20 p.m. Tuesday when a trooper on patrol pulled a car over for speeding southbound on Route 1, just south of Route 16 in Milton.

Upon making contact with the driver, identified as Davon Tucker, 32, of Paterson, N.J., and a 29-year-old female passenger, the trooper said he smelled marijuana. When the trooper asked about it, Tucker pulled a plastic bag from the center console that contained approximately 2.8 grams of marijuana, according to the trooper.

Police then searched the car and discovered a blue, plastic bag containing clear freezer bags stamped "Troy 100,” troopers said. Inside those bags were smaller wax paper bags bundled together, determined to be heroin. Police say they recovered a total of 14,994 bags with a weight of 224.91 grams. According to investigators, the estimated street value of that amount of heroin in $150,000.

Tucker was taken into custody and charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession with intent to deliver heroin, possession of marijuana with an aggravated factor, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, driving with a suspended or revoked license and speeding.

He was arraigned at JP2 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $122,601 cash bail.

Troopers said the female was not charged and was released.

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