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Woodside Traffic Stop Leads to Heroin Bust

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Evidence seized from traffic stop. (Photo: Delaware State Police) Evidence seized from traffic stop. (Photo: Delaware State Police)

WOODSIDE, Del. - Delaware State Police have arrested two people after troopers discovered heroin during a traffic stop in Woodside.

Police said that at around 9:30 p.m. Monday, a trooper on patrol in the area of Woodside East saw a Ford Ranger turn northbound onto Peachtree Run from westbound Millchop lane without using a signal. The trooper performed a stop on the truck and made contact with the driver, Robert E. Farkas, 35, of Dover and a passenger, Matthew R. Kerr, 24, of Dover.

According to police, the trooper conducted a computer inquiry into Farkas' driver's license and determined he was driving suspended and had two capiases out of Kent County courts. When the trooper told Farkas to get out of the truck, Kerr got out and started running from the area, police said.

Another trooper that arrived to assist with the traffic stop was able to stop Kerr shortly after without further incident, police said. Kerr was in possession of 215 bags of heroin with a total weight of 3.225 grams, police said. According to police, Kerr had three capiases out of Kent County courts. Farkas was found to be in possession of a metal pipe commonly used to smoke cocaine and .32 grams of marijuana, police said. There was also a large fixed blade knife in the center console, according to investigators. 

Farkas was charged with carrying a concealed deadly weapon, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while suspended or revoked, possession of marijuana and other traffic-related offenses.  He was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $3,900 bond.

Kerr was charged with possession with intent to deliver heroin, possession of heroin, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, resisting arrest and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $424,500 secured bond.

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