Middletown man charged with possession, intent to deliver heroin
|Date:||July 10, 2012|
On Saturday, July 7, at 12:59 p.m., Officers Schneider and McKinery responded to a drug complaint in the area of 170 Vincent Circle. Upon arrival, Officer Schneider observed a subject matching the description of the suspect, who was later identified as Bryce Holton Jr., 18, of Vincent Circle, Middletown.
Holton was wanted by Middletown Police for resisting arrest from a previous incident on Friday. MPD Officers had attempted to locate Holton earlier in the day regarding his active arrest warrant. Upon identifying Holton and attempting to make contact, Holton fled from Officer Schneider and then physically resisted Officer McKinery. Holton was subsequently taken into custody without further incident.
An article search was conducted of the area where Holton fled and officers located 117 bags of heroin, packaged and bundled for distribution.
A search of his person revealed $270 cash, which was subjected to a canine drug detection sniff. K-9 Nitro alerted on the cash and it was seized by police.
Holton was charged with possession of heroin with the intent to deliver, resisting arrest and a violation of a no-contact order and was arraigned out of Justice of the Peace Court 11 in New Castle. He was issued a $24,000 cash bond for the above charges and multiple violations of his previous release conditions.
Holton was transported to and remains in the custody of the Howard C. Young Correctional facility in lieu of posting bond.