Delaware State Police arrested a Greenwood man and a 17-year-old male from Milford April 15 after troopers observed the pair allegedly engaging in drug transactions.
The investigation began when members of the Kent County Governor’s Task and the Delaware State Police Kent County Drug Unit conducted surveillance on an Oldsmobile sedan, said DSP spokesman Cpl. John Day.
Troopers stopped the vehicle as it drove on Barney Jenkins Road in Woodside. One passenger, Taquen Owens, 19, of Greenwood, provided troopers with a false name. A search of the vehicle resulted in the recovery of a small bottle belonging to Owens containing approximately 4.5 grams of crack cocaine packaged for sale.
Additionally, a search of a 17-year-old male passenger showed he was carrying a prescription bottle with eight assorted prescription narcotic pills.
Owens was charged with delivery of a controlled substance, criminal impersonation, and possession of drug paraphernalia, and committed to the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna on $21,500 secured bail.
The 17-year-old was charged with delivery of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, and released on $20,500 unsecured bail.
The driver of the car was issued a traffic summons and released.