Millsboro man arrested on drug charges following welfare check

SEAFORD, Del. – A welfare check led to multiple charges for a Seaford man on Wednesday.

At around 1 PM, officers from the Seaford Police Department made contact with 29-year-old Steven Verley, after they received a call for a welfare check on a man sleeping in his vehicle in the Motel 6 parking lot. Officers immediately detected the odor of marijuana coming from within the vehicle and asked Verley to step outside, who then reportedly tried to pull away from police in an effort to flee.

A search of Verley and his vehicle resulted in the discovery of a bag containing roughly 12 grams of marijuana, six ecstacy pills, 13.5 oxycontin pills, one oxycodone pill, and 8.5 lorazepam pills.

Verley was charged with four counts of possession of a controlled substance, resisting arrest, possession of marijuana, and three counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. He is currently being held on $8,900 cash bail.

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