Traffic stop leads to drug dealing charges for Lewes man

1280 Sutton

LEWES, Del. – A Lewes man is behind bars on drug dealing charges following a traffic stop Thursday afternoon.

Shortly after 4 p.m., a trooper on patrol observed a 2013 Cadillac SRX traveling northbound on Coastal Highway, approaching the intersection at Lewes-Georgetown Highway. The trooper reportedly saw the driver and only occupant of the vehicle talking on his cell phone and conducted a traffic stop in a nearby business parking lot. Contact was made with the driver, identified as 61-year-old Tyler Sutton, and the trooper noticed that he appeared to be extremely nervous. Sutton did not have his license, registration, or proof of insurance in his possession.

The trooper subsequently asked Sutton to step out of the vehicle, and a K-9 conducted a free-air sniff of the car’s exterior, alerting to the presence of narcotics. A search of the vehicle led to the discovery of approximately 450 MDMA/ecstasy tablets in the truck stored in a large plastic bag. Sutton was also found to be in possession of approximately $2,200 in suspected drug dealing money.

Sutton was charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance in a Tier 3 quantity, possession of drug paraphernalia, and numerous traffic offenses. He was held at SCI on a $52,000 secured bond.

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