Troopers Arrest Hartly Man On Drug And Weapon Charges In Dover

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The Delaware State Police have arrested 28-year-old Roy G. Kolaco on multiple drug and weapon charges.

Members of the Governor’s Task Force received information that Roy Kolaco, a Level III probationer was involved in the distribution of illegal drugs, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe.

Jaffe said on September 20, 2019,  task force members observed Kolaco in a motor vehicle and attempted to initiate a traffic stop. Kolaco initially slowed down then fled from unit members. A warrant was later obtained for Kolaco for motor vehicle violations and fleeing from police. On October 17, 2019 it was learned that Kolaco was reporting to the Dover Probation and Parole. task force members contacted the Dover office and Kolaco was taken into custody without incident.

It was discovered that Kolaco had left a bag in the vehicle in which he was transported to the office, according to Jaffe. A search of the bag revealed 119 bags of heroin, approximately .883 grams, said Jaffe.

Kolaco was transported back to Troop 3 without incident. A probation and parole administrative warrant was granted for Kolaco’s residence located in the 200 block of Will Scarlet Lane in Hartly.

Jaffe said during the search of the residence the following was located:

129 bags of heroin, approximately .903 grams
Approximately 10.34 grams of marijuana
Over $400.00 in suspected drug proceeds
A loaded 9mm Springfield handgun that was reported stolen

Police charged Kolaco with the following:

Possession of a Firearm if Previously Convicted of A Violent Felony
Possession With Intent to Deliver a controlled substance with an aggravating factor
Possession of a controlled substance in a Tier 1 quantity
Receiving a Stolen Firearm
Possession of Marijuana

He was also charged with traffic-related offenses from September 20, 2019, including :

Disregarding a Police Officer Signal
Driving While Suspended or Revoked
Other traffic-related offenses

Kolaco was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $26,001.00 secured bond.


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