Car chase in Long Neck: Two men facing drug charges
LONG NECK, Del. – Delaware State Police say two men are behind bars, facing drug charges, after they led troopers on a car chase, Saturday afternoon.
Troopers were conducting proactive enforcement in the Long Neck area around 3 p.m. when they noticed that a driver failed to stop at a stop sign, at the intersection of Banks Road and John J. Williams Highway.
The officers tried to stop the vehicle as it continued eastbound, towards Angola Road. The driver, later identified as Wayne Revel Jr. , jumped out of the car as he pulled onto the shoulder of the road. He was taken into custody without incident.
But the passenger, identified as Donald Phillips, tried to run away to escape police and reportedly threw contraband into the woods. According to officials, police made contact with Phillips but he refused to comply with “multiple lawful commands” and was tasered before he was eventually taken into custody.
Philips complained of shortness of breath and an ambulance from the Rehoboth Beach Fire Department responded to the scene to check Phillips out. Phillips refused any further treatment.
A search of the vehicle revealed large quantities of methamphetamine and heroin along with drug paraphernalia and marijuana. All of the drug evidence was collected and brought back to the Troop for further identification and processing.
Troopers began processing the evidence and the following items were located:
- 28.8 grams of Methamphetamine
- 33.4 grams of Marijuana
- 1 gram of Heroin (140 bags)
- 2.2 grams of Hashish
- 75 Amphetamine 20 mg tablets (Schedule 2 narcotic)
- 62 Tizanidine 4mg tablets
- 3 Alprazolam 1 mg tablets
- Multiple pieces of drug paraphernalia.
Both Revel and Phillips were taken back to Troop 7 in Lewes for processing.
Wayne O. Revel Jr., 41 of Smyrna, was charged with Drug Dealing Tier 5, two counts of Possession with Intent to Deliver Tier 5, two counts of Possession with Aggravating Factor, Conspiracy 2nd Degree, Possession with the Intent to Deliver Marijuana, Reckless Endangering, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Prescription without a Prescription, Failure to stop on command, Resisting arrest, four counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Disregarding a Police Officer Signal (Felony-Subsequent Offense), Failure to Stop at a Stop Sign and Failure to Signal. Revel was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution in default of $100,002.00 Cash Bond.
Donald P. Phillips, 40 of Milton, was charged with two counts of Drug Dealing Tier 5, two counts of Possession with Intent to Deliver Tier 5, two counts of Possession with Aggravating Factor, Carrying Concealed Deadly Weapon, Conspiracy 2nd Degree, Possession with the Intent to Deliver Marijuana, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Tampering with evidence, Possession of Prescription without a Prescription, Resisting arrest and three counts of Drug Paraphernalia. Donald P. Phillips was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution in default of $98,505.00 Cash Bond.