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Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Bust on SR1 in Dover

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DOVER, Del.- Two men accused of selling drugs out of a Cadillac face multiple charges after being arrested during a traffic stop in Dover on Wednesday.

According to Delaware State Police, members of the DSP Sussex County Drug Unit wrapped up a drug distribution investigation and obtained a search warrant for a vehicle belonging to Robert W. Conklin, 39, of Millsboro.

Investigators say they had determined Conklin's black Cadillac Escalade was his primary vehicle in his drug distribution operation.

Further investigation revealed that Conklin and Jonathan W. Bostick, 33, of Bridgeville, had conducted drug transactions in the Red Lion, New Castle County area, according to police. 

With the assistance of the New Castle County Drug Unit, Kent County Drug Unit, Kent County Governor’s Task Force, and the Special Operations Response Team, Conklin and Bostick were apprehended while traveling on Korean War Veterans Memorial Highway (SR 1), just south of the Dover Toll Plaza without incident.

A search of the vehicle was conducted and the following items were seized:

  • Approximately 59.15 grams of crystal methamphetamine
  • Approximately 2,318.41 grams of marijuana
  • (11) 30 mg Oxycodone pills
  • Over $2,900 in suspected drug proceeds

Conklin and Bostick were transported back to Troop 4 where they were charged with the following:

  • Possession With Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance in a Tier 2 Quantity
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance in a Tier 5 Quantity
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance in a Tier 4 Quantity
  • Possession With Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance
  • Conspiracy Second Degree

Conklin was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $162,500.00 cash only bond.

Bostick was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $33,000.00 secured bond.

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