Traffic Stop Nets 133 Bags of Heroin, Arrest of Dover Man 8-19-14
Incident #: 50-14-21669 Date/Time: August 18th, 2014 at 12:06PM
Location: North State Street/Lepore Road (Traffic Stop), Dover, DE
Officers with the Dover Police Department’s Safe Streets Unit arrested a Dover man with 133 bags of heroin during a traffic stop on Monday afternoon. Safe Streets Officers stopped a black Jeep Cherokee in the area of North State Street/Lepore Road for a moving violation and the driver having a suspended license. During the stop, the driver (Tony McClain) originally gave the officers his brothers name and personal information to the officers. Officers were quickly able to determine that McClain was lying about the information he gave and was arrested for criminal impersonation. A search of McClain led to the discovery of a large plastic bag containing heroin in the McClain’s pants. A further search of the Jeep Cherokee led to the discovery of 3 additional bags of heroin on the side of the driver’s seat. In total, 133 bags of heroin for a total weight of 1.995 grams was discovered, classifying the amount as a Tier 1 Quantity.