Traffic stop leads to various drug charges for two

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Miller (left) and Townsend

GEORGETOWN, Del. – Officers with the Sussex Drug Unit, Sussex Governor’s Task Force, and the Special Operations Response Team wrapped up a drug investigation Wednesday morning following a traffic stop.

Just after 11:30 a.m., officers observed a vehicle failing to stop at a posted stop sign at the intersection of Downs and Wilson Road in Georgetown. A traffic stop was initiated, and officers made contact with the occupants, 24-year-old Rahman Miller Jr. (driver) and 24-year-old Josiah Townsend. An odor of marijuana was detected on contact with the two, and a computer check revealed that Miller did not have a valid driver’s license.

A search of Miller resulted in the recovery of approximately 6.35 grams of crack cocaine, approximately 4.02 grams of powder cocaine, 10 bags of heroin (approximately .07 grams), 3 oxycodone pills, drug paraphernalia, and more than $5,000 in suspected drug money.

A search of Townsend resulted in the recovery of 39 bags of heroin (approximately .273 grams), approximately 3.77 grams of crack cocaine, approximately 48 grams of powder cocaine, drug paraphernalia, and more than $300 in suspected drug money.

Inside of the vehicle, police found approximately .84 grams of marijuana. As a result of this investigation, officers obtained a search warrant for a residence in the 18000 block of Downs Road in Georgetown. 17 subjects were contacted and detained at the residence, and a search led to the discovery of approximately 8.84 grams of marijuana, 4 bags of heroin (approximately .042 grams) and drug paraphernalia. Police say five adults at the residence were charged with misdemeanor offenses and released on their own recognizance.

Miller and Townsend were arrested and charged with several drug and traffic related offenses. Miller was released on $8,040 unsecured bond, while Townsend was released on $6,030 unsecured bond.

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