Main Street traffic stop yields heroin arrest
|Date:||January 22, 2013|
On Thursday, Jan. 17, at about 11:10 p.m., Middletown Police Officer DiGati conducted a traffic stop in the 400 block of West Main Street. During the traffic stop, the passenger in the vehicle, Casey Oliver, 38, of Crystal Beach Road, Earleville, Md., was found to have an outstanding capias for failure to appear at New Castle County Court of Common Pleas.
As Oliver exited the vehicle, he was observed trying to conceal a package on the floor of the vehicle. Officers recognized the item as being consistent with the manner in which heroin is packaged for street sale. In total, 105 bags of heroin were found in the vehicle, weighing 2.6 grams. The vehicle was subsequently searched and (5) hypodermic needles and (4) prescription methadone pills were also found inside.
The driver, Michelle Grabowski, 21, of Oregon Ave., New Castle, was cited for failing to signal a turn, driving while suspended and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was later released on her own recognizance.
Oliver was charged with aggravated possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of prescription drugs without a prescription. He was unable to post an $11,200 secured bond and was committed to Howard Young Prison.