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Rehoboth Beach Traffic Stop Leads to Heroin Bust

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REHOBOTH BEACH, Del.- Delaware State Police say a Rehoboth Beach area traffic stop turned into a drug bust after troopers seized more than 500 bags of heroin from a Bridgeville man's car.

Police said that at around 7:30 p.m. Sunday, a trooper on patrol in the area of Coastal Highway (SR1) southbound north of Shuttle Road observed a Mercedes-Benz E32 traveling at an apparent high rate of speed and failing to signal lane changes. The trooper conducted a traffic stop in the parking lot of IHOP, located at 36670 Bayside Outlet Drive, where the driver was identified as 24-year-old Tyrie J. Williams, of Bridgeville.  A computer inquiry into Williams’ license revealed it was suspended, according to police. Authorities said the odor of marijuana was also detected coming from the car as the trooper made contact with Williams, who was traveling with another man and Williams’ 6-month-old son.

Police said all of the occupants were asked to exit the vehicle while a search was conducted. Investigators said a bag was located behind the driver’s side floorboard, just in front of the car seat in which the 6-month-old was sitting. According to police, this bag contained a plastic jar normally used for baby formula with 507 bags of heroin (7.605 grams), as well as a glass jar with 34 grams of marijuana.

Williams was taken into custody and charged with possession of heroin, possession with intent to deliver heroin, endangering the welfare of a child, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while suspended or revoked, and various other traffic related offenses.  He was arraigned at JP3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $62,500 cash bond.

The 6-month-old child was uninjured and turned over to the mother at the scene, police said. The other male passenger was not charged.

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