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Traffic Crash Near Milford Results in Heroin Seizure

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Delaware State Police provided this photo of the suspected bags of heroin seized near Milford on Monday night. Delaware State Police provided this photo of the suspected bags of heroin seized near Milford on Monday night.

MILFORD, Del.– Delaware State Police say a man has been charged with possessing a large amount of heroin after he crashed his car while attempting to flee from troopers near Milford.

Police said the incident occurred shortly before 10 p.m. Monday as a trooper on patrol in the area of Bay Road (US113/SR1) and Barratts Chapel Road north of Frederica observed a white sedan traveling southbound on SR1 above the posted speed limit. The trooper was able to catch up to the vehicle and activate the patrol vehicle's emergency equipment in an attempt to conduct a traffic stop. Police said that upon doing so, the vehicle continued southbound and increased its speed in an attempt to elude the trooper. Police said that once the vehicle reached speeds in excess of 100 mph, the trooper discontinued the pursuit at the intersection of Bay and Thompsonville roads, but continued to travel southbound at a safe distance behind the fleeing car in order to determine if the vehicle was going to enter Milford city limits.

Police said that as the trooper approached the area of I.G. Burton car dealership, the suspect car was located and had been involved in a crash with two telephone poles. The operator, who was later identified as Ronald E. Brown, 25, of Wilmington, was lying outside the car with apparent injuries sustained in the crash, police said. He was transported to Milford Memorial Hospital by EMS and treated and released with non-life-threatening injuries. 

According to police, a search of the 2012 Ford Fusion resulted in locating a black bag on the front passenger's side floor containing 2,340 bags of heroin weighing 35.115 grams along with over $2,000 in suspected drug proceeds.

Brown was eventually transported back to Troop 3 where he was charged with possession of a controlled substance in a Tier 5 quantity (heroin), possession with intent to deliver heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia, disregard a police officer signal, driving while suspended or revoked, reckless driving, speeding, and other traffic related offences. He was arraigned at JP7 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $102,255 cash bond.

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