Police: Over 400 bags of heroin found in vehicle in Seaford; one charged

SEAFORD, Del. - A man is facing drug charges after he was apparently found kicking his vehicle's windshield in a Seaford parking lot.

The Seaford Police Department says on Saturday, just before 8:45 PM, officers performed a reported welfare check in the parking lot of Wal-Mart, in Seaford. Once on scene, police say they noticed 34-year-old Robert LeCates, of Seaford, trying to kick the windshield out of his vehicle, from the inside. According to the report, authorities then noticed a baggie of suspected cocaine and a straw inside the vehicle in plain view.

Police say LeCates was arrested without incident. Officers report that a further search of the vehicle revealed 440 bags of heroin and 14.4 grams of powder cocaine inside of the vehicle.

LeCates was charged with possession of controlled substance, heroin– tier 3 quantity, possession with intent to deliver heroin, possession of controlled substance, cocaine- tier 2 quantity, possession with intent to deliver cocaine, and disorderly conduct at Justice of the Peace Court #3.

He was later turned over to Sussex Correctional Institution on a $40,250 secured bond pending a preliminary hearing.

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