Delaware State Police

Traffic Stop Leads to Recovery of Drugs-Dover

Dover– The Delaware State Police arrest a Dover man after a traffic stop led to the discovery of drugs.

The incident occurred on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at approximately 5:19 p.m. when  Troopers observed a  black 2004 Volvo SW traveling above the posted speed limit on southbound Korean War Veterans Memorial Highway (SR 1) south of Scarborough Road.  A traffic stop was initiated and contact was made with the operator identified as 30-year-old Thomas J. Gordon of Dover.  Upon contact with Gordon, an odor of marijuana was detected and it was determined that he did not have a valid driver’s license.  Gordon was detained and a search of the vehicle was conducted.

During the vehicle search, the Kent County Drug Unit (KDU) located a hidden compartment underneath the front passengers seat.  A search warrant was obtained for the vehicle and discovered inside the compartment was 3,354 bags of heroin (approximately 23.478 grams), 153.44 grams of marijuana, three digital scales, and a marijuana grinder.

Gordon was transported back to Troop 3 where he was charged with Possession of a controlled substance (Tier 5), Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance, Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance (Tier 4), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Speeding, and a Learners Permit Violation.

Gordon was arraigned out of the Justice of the Peace Court 7 and committed to the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on $50,052.00 cash only bond.

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin

Released: 031618 1740





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