Pair arrested on drug charges following traffic stop

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Smith (left) and Bell

DAGSBORO, Del. – Two men are behind bars on drug charges following a traffic stop Tuesday morning in Dagsboro.

The investigation began just after 8 a.m., when troopers were on patrol on Nine Foot Road, west of Blackberry Road, when they saw a black 2012 Chrysler 300 with dark window tinting traveling eastbound at a high rate of speed. Troopers stopped the vehicle and made contact with the two occupants, identified as Tevin Smith and Brian Bell. An odor of marijuana was detected inside the car, and troopers asked the pair to step out of the vehicle.

A search led to the discovery of approximately 6.37 grams of packaged suspected heroin and approximately 2.38 grams of marijuana.

Smith was held at SCI on a $22,503 secured bond for possession of a controlled substance in a tier 3 quantity, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance in a tier 3 quantity, second degree conspiracy, three counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, and multiple traffic offenses.

Bell was charged with possession of a controlled substance in a tier 3 quantity, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance in a tier 3 quantity, second degree conspiracy, three counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of marijuana. He was held at SCI on a $22,501 secured bond.

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