Police arrest Newark man for bath salts, other drugs - Town of Middletown, Delaware

Police arrest Newark man for bath salts, other drugs

Date: January 3, 2012

   On Jan. 1, 2012, at about 10:36 a.m., Officer Joshua Stafford stopped a vehicle on Route 301 northbound, near Springmill, for a registration violation.

  Officer Stafford's investigation revealed the driver, Michael Steele, 38, of Newark, was driving without a valid license and had numerous outstanding traffic warrants that were issued by New Castle County Superior Court and the New Castle County Court of Common Pleas. 

  Steele was found to be in possession of a small clear vial with a white powdery substance (bath salts) concealed in his shirt pocket.  A search of the vehicle yielded two more vials containing a white substance, small amount of marijuana and a smoking device. Officers also located more than $3,000 dollars in suspected drug money. 

  Steele was arraigned on the above charges (possession of bath salts, marijuana and drug paraphernalia) and was issued a $12,500 secured bond. 

  Steele posted bond and was later released.