Two arrested on drug charges after Milton traffic stop

George Edwards, 55, of Milton; Carolyn Faust, 47, of Lewes

Two people are facing multiple charges, after police say drugs were found during a traffic stop, in Milton.

Delaware State Police say on Thursday, just before 7;30 PM, members of the Sussex County Governor's Task Force (GTF) conducted a traffic stop on Fisher Road. Troopers say the driver was identified as 47-year-old Carolyn Faust, of Lewes. While encountering Faust, authorities report that 55-year-old George Edwards, of Milton, began approaching Faust's vehicle on foot. Edwards drew the attention of troopers as he reportedly continued to walk towards them with his hands concealed in his pockets. 

Law enforcement reports that they began to give verbal commands for Edwards to remove his hands from his pockets, at which time he threw his hands up while throwing objects up into the air. The 55-year-old then proceeded to take off on foot when Detectives deployed their taser, ultimately striking him. he was then taken into custody.

According to the report, Edwards was found to be in possession of approximately 2.12 grams of crack cocaine, and approximately 3.54 grams of marijuana. He was charged with resisting arrest, possession with Intent to deliver a controlled substance, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, conspiracy second degree, tampering with evidence, and possession of marijuana. Edwards was then turned over to the Sussex County Correctional Correctional Institution on a $46,201 cash only bond. 

Faust was also found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia. She was arrested and charged with conspiracy second degree, criminal solicitation, possession of drug paraphernalia, and traffic related offenses. The 47-year-old was released on a $5,202 unsecured bond.

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