Delaware State Police

Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrest

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 Presented by Public Information Officer Master Corporal Jeffrey R. Hale

Townsend, DE- Delaware State Police have arrested a Middletown man after he was found to be in possession of a large amount of cocaine during a traffic stop last night.

On Thursday, June 30, 2016, at approximately 9:50 p.m., troopers assigned to the New Castle County Governor’s Task Force (GTF) observed a silver Chrysler 300 traveling in the left hand lane of southbound SR1 approaching the North Smyrna exit. The operator of the vehicle, later identified as Nakia Wiggins, 41, of Middletown, then entered into the right hand lane of the highway without utilizing his turn signal. His vehicle then drifted partially out of the right hand lane. A traffic stop of the Chrysler was then conducted.

As unit members made contact with Wiggins and obtained his name, they discovered that he was currently driving with a suspended operator’s license. A black digital scale was also observed in plain view inside of the car. Wiggins was then removed from the vehicle and during a subsequent pat down search, he was found to be in possession of a total of 95 grams of cocaine and $558.00 in suspected drug sale proceeds.

Nakia Wiggins was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Controlled Substance in a Tier 5 Quantity, Possession with the Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance in a Tier 2 Quantity, Possession of a Controlled Substance in a Tier 2 Quantity, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Failure to Signal a Lane Change, and Failure to Remain in a Single Lane. He was arraigned at JP Court 11 and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution for lack of $250,000.00 cash bond.

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Released: 070116 0905

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