Traffic Violation Leads to Drug Arrest 10-17-16

Incident/Complaint#:  50-16-34772

Date/Time:  Friday, October 14th, 2016 at 12:39AM

Location:   North New Street at Fulton Street, Dover, DE

Officer Releasing Information:   M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer

Narrative:

The Dover Police Street Crimes Unit arrested Pierre Downs (39) just one week after being arrested on robbery and weapons charges.  Officers attempted to stop an orange Dodge Charger that was seen driving at a high rate of speed in the area of North New Street at Fulton Street.  The vehicle failed to stop despite officers attempting to pull it over, traveling to Lincoln Street and Forrest Street and stopping for police.  Officers contacted Pierre Downs who was found to be in possession of 1.5 grams of crack cocaine and $1,019 in drug proceeds.  It was also learned that Downs ingested an unknown amount of crack cocaine in an attempt to conceal it from officers and had to be treated at a local hospital as a result.  Downs’ bond from his October 7th arrest was revoked and he was committed to JTVCC on $26,350 secured bond on the following charges:
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Cocaine
-Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
-Resisting Arrest
-Tampering with Physical Evidence
-Disregard Police Officer Signal
-Multiple Traffic Offenses

Pierre Downs

Pierre Downs

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