Pierre Downs also was arrested on Oct. 10 in connection with a Sept. 23 assault.
A Dover man has been arrested after a traffic stop where police say he tried to swallow a supply of crack cocaine.
Pierre Downs, 39, of the 100 block of North Queen Street, was taken into custody at about 12:39 a.m. Friday, Oct. 14, Dover Police Department spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said.
It was the second time in a week Downs had been arrested by Dover authorities.
Hoffman said patrol officers tried to stop a Dodge Charger being driven at a high rate of speed in the area of Fulton and North New streets, but the driver ignored orders to pull over. The car finally was stopped at Lincoln and Forrest streets, where police made contact with Downs. A search turned up 1.5 grams of crack cocaine and $1,019 in suspected drug money.
Downs was treated at a local hospital for the effects of having swallowed the cocaine; he then was charged with possession with intent to deliver cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest, tampering with physical evidence, disregarding a police officer’s signal and several traffic offenses.
Downs previously had been charged with robbery and assault when a group of men beat up an individual Sept. 23 and stole his wallet and cell phone. Downs was identified as an assailant and arrested Oct. 10. He was given a $40,000 cash bond and a $5,000 secured bond for that incident; information about how he made bail is not known.
In this latest incident, he is being held at the Vaughn Correctional Center, Smyrna, on a $26,350 secured bond.