Pair arrested for drugs during traffic stop in Dover

1280 Dover Drug Stop

DOVER, Del. – Delaware State Police arrested two people on multiple charges following a traffic stop in Dover Thursday afternoon.

At around 1:30 p.m., troopers on patrol in the area of South Governors Avenue observed a Chevrolet Avalanche pulling into the parking lot of the Rodney Village Shopping Center from South Governors Avenue. A computer check on the vehicle’s registration reportedly revealed that the tag displayed was not registered to the Avalanche.

Troopers subsequently stopped the vehicle, and contact was made with the driver, 27-year-old Sara Conard, and front seat passenger, 28-year-old Ryan Gerontakos. The pair’s 1-year-old child was also in the vehicle at the time of the stop.

Drug paraphernalia, suspected bundles of heroin, and a large sum of money were seen in plain view. Police then launched a criminal investigation, and a search of the vehicle led to the discovery of 314 bags of heroin weighing approximately 2.198 grams, $1,311 in suspected drug money, and drug paraphernalia. The pair were arrested as a result of the investigation.

Conard is currently being held at the Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution on a $9,050 bond on charges of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, second degree conspiracy, endangering the welfare of a child, possession of drug paraphernalia, unauthorized use of a display plate, and improper lights.

Gerontakos was charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, second degree conspiracy, endangering the welfare of a child, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was released on an $8,500 unsecured bond.

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