Two Kent County men, identified as Jerry N. Evans, 42, of Harrington and Michael J. Robbins, 22, of Milford, were arrested by Harrington Police July 8 after officers responded to a report of a possible carjacking.
Police encountered the pair at the Royal Farms convenience store at the Milford-Harrington Highway, said department spokesman Lt. Earl Brode.
Officers took Evans into custody after talking with him and discovering he was in possession of drug paraphernalia, Brode said.
Robbins told officers that Evans had carjacked him by stating he had a gun, Brode said. However, as they continued to investigate, officers came to the conclusion that Robbins had made a false report and that no carjacking had occurred.
Instead, Brode said, they actually had agreed to ride together to the Lincoln area to buy drugs and then return to Harrington.
Robbins was taken into custody when this information came to light.
Evans was issued a criminal summons for possession of drug paraphernalia and released.
Robbins was charged with falsely reporting an incident to a law enforcement officer, then released from custody on a $500 unsecured bond.