Seaford traffic stop leads to drug charges for two

1280 Lofland Mitchell

SEAFORD, Del. – Delaware State Police arrested two people on drug charges following a traffic stop late Monday night.

Just before midnight, a trooper on patrol observed a silver 2004 Nissan Sentra with an extremely loud muffler traveling eastbound on Old Furnace Road, approaching Dove Road. Troopers stopped the vehicle on Dove Road, and as they approached the vehicle, they saw the passenger, identified as 61-year-old Rosa Mitchell, discarding drug paraphernalia out of the window.

Troopers took Mitchell into custody, and a search of her person led to the discovery of approximately 0.16 grams of crack cocaine. The driver, identified as 55-year-old Ernest Lofland, was then taken into custody, and a search of his person led to the discovery of approximately 0.021 grams of suspected heroin and approximately 6.13 grams of crack cocaine, some of which was reportedly concealed in his mouth.

Mitchell was held at SCI on a $6,200 secured bond for possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance in a tier 1 quantity, second degree conspiracy, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Lofland was charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance in a tier 1 quantity, tampering with physical evidence, second degree conspiracy, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and improper muffler. He was held at SCI on a $16,401 cash bond.

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