Cheswold Police on Wednesday arrested a North Carolina man on drug charges after he was pulled over for speeding.
The officer stopped the car on Moorton Road in Cheswold, said Chief of Police Christopher Workman.
The driver, identified as Jarmal Williams, 35, of Charlotte, N.C., told the officer he did not have his driver's license and gave a false name, Workman said. This caused the officer to begin an inquiry, during which he found the car's passenger, a 20-year-old woman from Dover, was carrying items suspected to be illegal drugs and cash in her blouse. The woman said Williams gave those items to her when the officer stopped the car. She then gave the officer Williams' real name and turned over the cash and suspected marijuana and heroin.
Williams was placed under arrest at the scene; a later check indicated he had two outstanding traffic warrants for prior offenses, Workman said.
The woman was not charged and was released at the scene.
Williams was charged with criminal impersonation, possession or consumption of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving on a suspended license and speeding.
He was later released after posting a $2,525 cash bail.