DSP arrest two teens on drug charges in Dagsboro

Gordon (left) and Crowson

DAGSBORO, Del. – Delaware State Police arrested two teens early Sunday morning after discovering drugs following a vehicle chase.

The incident began at around 4:15 a.m., when a trooper saw a vehicle swerving in the roadway on Vines Creek Road near the intersection of Armory Road. The trooper then attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver failed to stop and continued to flee, speeding and violating multiple traffic laws.

Eventually the vehicle came to a stop on the railroad tracks north of Thorogoods Road. The driver, identified as 18-year-old Dylan Gordon, then got out of the vehicle and fled on foot, while a passenger, 18-year-old Luke Crowson, remained inside the vehicle. Crowson was immediately taken into custody, and Gordon was apprehended a short time later. On contact with Gordon, police detected the odor of alcohol and learned that his drivers license was suspended.

A subsequent search of the vehicle led to the discovery of drug paraphernalia, approximately 5.5 grams of cocaine, and 1.21 grams of marijuana.

Gordon was charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, disregarding a police officer signal, conspiracy second degree, resisting arrest, possession of drug paraphernalia, DUI, driving without a valid license, possession of marijuana, and multiple traffic related offenses. He is currently being held at the Sussex Correctional Institution on $28,300 secured bond.

Crowson was charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and conspiracy second degree. He was later released on his own recognizance.

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