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Police: Heroin, Guns Seized During Seaford Traffic Stop

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SEAFORD, Del.- Authorities say two men and a 14-year-old boy are facing multiple charges after heroin, several guns and cash were found inside their car during a traffic stop in Seaford.

Seaford police said that shortly before 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 1, officers were on patrol in the area of Stein Highway when they observed a white Lexus commit a traffic violation. Police said the officer conducted a traffic stop in the parking lot of Uncle Willies and discovered that the driver, identified as 23-year-old Carl J. Lewis, of Lincoln, had a suspended driver’s license.

Police said Lewis, and his two passengers, identified as 22-year-old Tijere M. Baldwin of Seaford, and a 14-year-old boy from Bridgeville, were removed from the car as officers conducted an inventory search before towing the vehicle.

Troopers said that during the search of the car, officers seized two handguns, an AR-15 rifle and ammunition. Officers also seized 14 baggies of heroin, drug paraphernalia and $1,171 in cash, according to police. 

All three suspects were charged with carrying a concealed deadly weapon, conspiracy, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, unlawfully loaded firearm and possession of drug paraphernalia. Lewis was additionally charged with numerous traffic offenses and Baldwin was also charged with possession of a deadly weapon by a person prohibited. 

Lewis was ordered held in the Sussex Correctional Institute on $13,150 bond while Baldwin was ordered held in SCI on $151,250 bond. The 14-year-old suspect was ordered held in the Stevenson House on $84,400 bond. 

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