Two 18-year-old men were charged after a traffic stop for speeding in Ellendale
UPDATE: Sept. 27, 2019
Andrew K. McPoyle's case was bond discharged (dismissed) at a preliminary hearing June 27, 2019 according to the Sussex County Court of Common Pleas.
ORIGINAL REPORT: June 17, 2019
Delaware State Police have charged two Pennsylvania men with multiple drug offenses after finding over 187 grams of marijuana.
The incident occurred around 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 15, when a trooper stopped a black Mercedes Benz for speeding on South Dupont Highway, south of Fleatown Road in Ellendale. The Trooper made contact with the occupants of the vehicle, who were identified as 18-year-old Benjamin Roscioli, of Horsham, Pennsylvania, the driver, and 18-year-old Andrew McPoyle of North Wales, Pennsylvania, the front seat passenger. The trooper smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the inside of the vehicle.
A search of the vehicle found 187.5 grams of marijuana packaged in multiple plastic bags, 98 one-gram vials of liquid THC, an assortment of drug paraphernalia and $6,806 in suspected drug proceeds.
Roscioli and McPoyle were each charged with possession of a controlled substance in a tier one quantity, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, second-degree conspiracy and possession of drug paraphernalia. Roscioli was also cited for speeding.
Both were later released on $6,250 unsecured bail.