Magnolia man behind bars on numerous drug charges

DOVER, Del. – Delaware State Police arrested a Magnolia man Wednesday afternoon after he was found in possession of drugs during a pedestrian stop.

Members of the Kent County Governor’s Task Force were on patrol on Mill Chop Lane at around 4:10 p.m. when they saw a man committing a pedestrian violation. A stop was initiated on the man, identified as 20-year-old Xzavier Hovington, who allegedly told police that he had a scale concealed in his pants.

Troopers then searched Hovington, resulting in the recovery of 199 bags of suspected heroin. It was also learned that Hovington was on probation.

The search then moved to Hovington’s residence, located in the 900 block of Dinah Corner Road. An additional 271 bags of suspected heroin and drug paraphernalia were found and seized from his home.

Hovington was charged with two counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, two counts of possession of a controlled substance in a tier 1 quantity, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, tampering with physical evidence, and pedestrian walking and not facing traffic.

He is currently being held at the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $10,201 cash only bond.

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