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Traffic Stop Leads to Heroin Arrest in Dover

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Chad M. Prouse, 24, of Dover (Photo: DSP) Chad M. Prouse, 24, of Dover (Photo: DSP)
Evidence from traffic stop and home search (Photo: DSP) Evidence from traffic stop and home search (Photo: DSP)
Evidence from traffic stop and home search (Photo: DSP) Evidence from traffic stop and home search (Photo: DSP)
Evidence from traffic stop and home search (Photo: DSP) Evidence from traffic stop and home search (Photo: DSP)

DOVER, Del. - A Dover man was arrested after a traffic stop by the Delaware State Police turned up heroin.

According to police, at around 5:10 p.m. Tuesday, troopers and probation and parole officers assigned to the Kent County Governor's Task Force performed a traffic stop just south of the Puncheon Run Connector on Rt. 13 for an equipment violation and unsafe lane change. During the stop, police said they observed drug paraphernalia in the center console near the gear shift.  The driver, Chad M. Prouse, 24, of Dover, was asked to exit the vehicle, where troopers conducted a pat down search. During the search, police said they located a bundle (13 bags) of heroin in Prouse's coat pocket. Police also found more than $470 of suspected drug money. 

After Prouse was placed in custody, troopers searched the car and found marijuana, more suspected drug money and a loaded 9mm handgun in between the driver's seat and the console, police said.

Troopers received a search warrant for Prouse's home address, in the 900 block of Lockmeath Way, where detectives found 293 bags of heroin, 3.68 grams of MDMA (ecstacy), 12.58 grams of marijuana, 27 Suboxone strips, various rounds of ammunition, an 18-inch machete and a marijuana grow operation which included lamps and fans inside a television cabinet.

Chad Prouse was taken to Troop 3 where he was charged with possession with intent to deliver heroin, possession of a controlled substance (Heroin), possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony, possession of a deadly weapon by a person who also possesses controlled substances, possession with intent to deliver marijuana, possession with intent to deliver ccstasy, possession with intent to deliver Suboxone, possession of drug paraphernalia, and various other drug and traffic related offenses.  He was arraigned at JP7 and committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on $82,304.00 secured bond.

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