DSP: Over 140 bags of heroin found on path of foot pursuit in Felton; one arrested

Russell Thomas, 28, of Harrington

A man is in custody after troopers say they found over 140 bags of heroin as a result of a foot pursuit, in Felton. 

Delaware State Police say on Thursday, just before 5:40 PM, members of the Governor's Task Force, the Kent County Drug unit, and Probation and Parole executed a tactical vehicle stop in the Canterbury Shore Stop parking lot, on South DuPont Highway. Troopers say they learned that 28-year-old Russell Thomas, of Harrington, was involved in the sale of heroin.

According to the report, Thomas was encountered when as he entered the parking lot, and he then attempted to reverse his vehicle. Authorities say Thomas then exited his vehicle which prompted a brief foot pursuit endued. The 28-year-old reportedly discarded his jacket along with several packages, while fleeing on foot.

Thomas was later arrested. DSP reports that they found 24.27 grams of cocaine, 144 white bags of packaged heroin, and multiple prescription pills during a search of his jacket and the direct route where he ran from troopers.

Thomas was charged with three counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, three counts of possession of a controlled substance, resisting arrest, possession of drug paraphernalia, six counts of reckless endangering second degree, and criminal mischief.

He was then turned over to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on $70,000 cash only bond.

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