Smyrna man arrested on drug charges following traffic stop

SMYRNA, Del. – Delaware State Police arrested a Smyrna man Tuesday evening after a traffic stop led to the discovery of drugs.

At around 7:15 p.m., troopers observed a Nissan Maxima traveling with a fake license plate displayed. Troopers stopped the vehicle on DuPont Highway at the south Smyrna exit ramp and made contact with the driver, 40-year-old Elwood Hunter. It was then learned that Hunter was driving an unregistered vehicle with no proof of insurance.

Further investigation led to the discovery of approximately 7.882 grams of heroin, divided into 1,126 baggies, as well as drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle. There was also a small child sitting in the back seat who was not properly restrained.

Hunter was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance in a tier 5 quantity, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, endangering the welfare of a child, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to have insurance identification, operation of unregistered motor vehicle, and child restraint.

He is currently being held at the Sussex Correctional Institution on $41,250 secured bond.

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