Man arrested on drug and assault charges in Del.

38-year-old James Mayer  (Courtesy of DSP) 

A man was arrested after troopers say he resisted arrest and assaulted law enforcement officers during a Delaware traffic stop.

Delaware State Police say on Wednesday, around 8:25 PM, members of the Kent County Governor's Task Force pulled over a white Honda Accord that was traveling northbound on Dupont Parkway (SR 13), south of Smyrna Landing Road. Troopers say they were aware that the driver, 38-year-old James Mayer, had an active warrant in reference to a drug investigation. Authorities say Mayer began to resist as troopers attempted to place him into custody. 

According to the report, troopers used a taser which resulted in Mayer being detained. During a struggle with Mayer, law enforcement reports that two troopers sustained minor injuries. DSP says one trooper was treated at Bayhealth Kent General Hospital and the other trooper declined medical treatment. 

Troopers say the 38-yea-old was found to be in possession of 54.67 grams of crack cocaine and 17 oxycodone pills. 

Mayer was charged with possession of  a controlled substance in a tier 5 quantity,  manufactures, delivers, or possesses with intent to deliver a controlled substance in a tier 4 quantity, assault 2nd injure a law enforcement officer (2 counts),  resisting arrest, possession of a controlled or counterfeit substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $120,000 secured bond.

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