Traffic stop leads to heroin arrest in Kent Co.

Courtesy: Delaware State Police

The Delaware State Police have arrested two men after a traffic stop leads to a heroin possession arrest just east of Woodside.

According to the police report, a trooper on patrol in the area of Woodside – East observed a teal colored Ford Ranger turning from Millchop Lane onto Peachtree Run without signaling.  

Once DSP pulled the truck over, for a traffic stop the driver was identified as 35-year-old, Robert Farkas, and the front seat passenger, as 24-year-old, Matthew Kerr. 

Troopers say Farkas’ driver’s license had been suspended and he had two capiases out of Kent County courts. 

Troopers apparently told Farkas to exit the vehicle, Kerr, the passenger, also got out of the car, and began to flee the scene. He was caught, and arrested without further incident, shortly after his escape stunt, by another trooper that arrived to assist with the traffic stop. 

Kerr was found with 215 bags of heroin weighing a total of 3.225 grams. It was also revealed that he had three capiases out of Kent County courts.

The police report says, a metal pipe commonly used to smoke crack cocaine and .32 grams of marijuana was found during the search of Farkas.

A search of the car also revealed a large fixed blade knife in the center console.

Both suspects were taken to Troop 3 where 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 arraigned and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $3,900 bond.

As for Kerr, he 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 also arraigned and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $24,500 secured bond.

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