Trooper Discovers Large Stash Of Heroin and Cash

New Castle The Delaware State Police have arrested a New Jersey man for heroin possession after a traffic stop on I-95 outside of New Castle.

Police said that at around 3:00 p.m. on Saturday September 3, 2016, a trooper was conducting stationary speed enforcement on I-95 southbound, south of SR 141. Officials said that the trooper observed a bronze Cadillac SUV traveling above the posted speed limit and conducted a traffic stop just south of the DelDOT yard, also known as “Sandbox.”

According to police the 27 year old female operator was contacted, as well as a front seat passenger, who was identified as Jamal Wade, 32 of Patterson, New Jersey.  A computer inquiry into the driver’s license revealed it was suspended out of New Jersey and Wade did not possess a license, police said.  Troopers said an odor of marijuana was also detected coming from the vehicle as the trooper made contact with Wade and the driver.

Police said they asked both occupants to exit the vehicle while a search was conducted. A bag was located on the third row floorboard containing 1499 bags of heroin (22.48 grams) as well as over $7.900.00 in suspected drug proceeds that were located in a glove box, according to Troopers.

Both Jamal Wade and the driver were taken into custody without incident and transported back to Troop 6 where Wade was charged with Possession of Heroin.  He was arraigned at JP 11 and committed to Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $60,000.00 secured bond.  The female operator was released with a traffic citation for Speeding, Driving While Suspended, Driving Without Valid Insurance, and Possession of Marijuana.

Image Credits: Delaware State Police

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