Millsboro – The Delaware State Police have arrested a Seaford man for drugs and traffic related charges after a short pursuit that began in Oak Orchard, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier.
Fournier said the incident began around 10:22 p.m. Thursday September 28, 2017 as a trooper on patrol observed an Oldsmobile Aurora driving erratically on Oak Orchard Road. The trooper attempted to perform a traffic stop on the car when it turned into a nearby Royal Farms and then fled southbound on Oak Orchard Road, said Fournier. The car then made a U-turn in the River Mobile Home Park, just off Oak Orchard Road, and then continued northbound on Oak Orchard Road across John J. Williams Highway (SR24) before coming to a stop at the intersection of Mount Joy Road and Townsend Road, according to Fournir. Hashun A. Mitchell, 22 of Seaford, was taken into custody without any further incident.
Just prior to crossing over SR24, Mitchell was observed throwing an object out of his driver’s side window. This object was later located by troopers and determined to be 1,300 bags (9.1 grams) of heroin, said Fournier. A search of the Aurora also revealed 1.17 grams of marijuana, added Fournier
Hashun Mitchell was transported to Troop 4 where he was charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin, Possession of Heroin, Tampering with Physical Evidence, Disregarding a Police Officer’s Signal, Resisting Arrest, Driving Under the Influence of a Drug, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and numerous other traffic related offenses. He was arraigned at JP3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $38,762.00 cash bond.
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