Two arrested on drug charges following hit and run crash in Millsboro
MILLSBORO, Del. – Delaware State Police arrested two men early Tuesday morning after a hit and run crash led to the discovery of drugs.
Shortly after 1:30 a.m., troopers responded to the PotNets Seaside Neighborhood for a hit and run crash involving a silver Chevrolet Trailblazer. When troopers arrived, they found a Trailblazer matching the description of the involved vehicle, and attempted to initiate a traffic stop. The driver failed to stop and continued to flee while committing several traffic violations, before eventually coming to a stop after getting stuck in the grass off of Legion Road.
When troopers made contact with the driver, 22-year-old Jason Gilbert, and 22-year-old Joshua Baull, they detected an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Through further investigation, it was learned that Gilbert reportedly aggressively approached a 24-year-old male in the Wawa parking lot in Long Neck, asking if he wanted to purchase heroin. The victim left the parking lot in his vehicle, with Gilbert following him. As the victim tried to get away, Gilbert rear ended the victim’s vehicle twice.
The victim was eventually able to get away without sustaining injuries.
Police learned that Baull was the registered owner of the vehicle and allowed Gilbert to drive the vehicle, knowing that Gilbert’s license was suspended. A search of the vehicle led to the discovery of approximately 21.03 grams of THC wax, approximately 56.15 grams of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, 20 counterfeit $100 bills, and more than $150 in suspected drug proceeds.
Gilbert was charged with possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony, first degree reckless endangerment, aggravated menacing, first degree forgery/possession of written instrument, disregarding a police officer signal, leaving the scene of a property collision accident, driving while suspended or revoked, failure to obey an emergency order, and multiple traffic related offenses. He was later released on $33,110 unsecured bond.
Baull was charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to obey and emergency order, and authorizing or permitting operate by other. He was released on $10,701 unsecured bond.