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Milton Man Arrested After Traffic Stop Nets Heroin & Weapon

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(David L. Harmon; Photo credit: DSPD) (David L. Harmon; Photo credit: DSPD)

BRIDGEVILLE, Del.--The Delaware State Police say they have arrested a Milton man after a pursuit and traffic stop led to the discovery of heroin and weapon possession Saturday night.

The preliminary investigation shows the arrest happened around 6:55 p.m.Saturday evening as troopers from the Pro-Active Criminal Enforcement team attempted to conduct a traffic stop in the area of North DuPont Boulevard (US 113) and Beach Highway (SR 16), after police say a Buick LeSabre made traffic violation. The car entered the Royal Farms parking lot located on Beach Highway, when police attempted the traffic stop and the driver of the Buick sped off. Police pursued the vehicle and reported seeing the driver throwing suspected drugs from the car. Police also reported the driver drove a great distance with his driver’s side door open in an attempt to flee the vehicle on foot. The car eventually stopped near a private residence on Mill Park Drive where the driver, David L. Harmon, 25 of Milton, ran from his car directly in front of the patrol vehicle and was struck causing minor injury.

Harmon was transported by ambulance to the Nanticoke Hospital and admitted for a minor injury. A search of the suspect revealed a heroin bag on his person. The search of Harmon's car revealed a handgun with bags of heroin, ammunition rounds and drug residue from the narcotics that were thrown from the vehicle. Police say there were a total of 20 bags of heroin located weighing over 2 grams, drug paraphernalia and a handgun was seized.

Harmon was charged with the following: Manufactures, delivers, or PWID a controlled substance with Aggravating Factor, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited, Possession of Ammunition by Person Prohibited,  Possession of Heroin, Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon- A Firearm, Tampering With Physical Evidence, Disregarding a Police Officer Signal, five counts of Reckless Endangering Second Degree, Resisting Arrest, Criminal Trespass Third Degree, Driving While Suspended or Revoked, five counts of Reckless Driving, Aggressive Driving, four counts of Fail to Signal, three counts of Failure to Stop at Stop Sign, five counts of Driving at Unreasonable or Imprudent Speed, Improper Passing and five counts of Driving on the Wrong Side of the Roadway.

DPSD say Harmon was also found to be driving on a suspended license and is prohibited from carrying a firearm due to a violent felony stemming from a Drug Dealing conviction on February 2, 2015. A warrant was obtained from Justice of the Peace Court 3 and Harmon was committed to the Department of Corrections in default of $82,000.00 cash bond.

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