Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.
Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier
New Castle- The Delaware State Police have arrested a New Jersey man for heroin possession after a traffic stop on I95 outside of New Castle.
The incident occurred around 3:00 p.m. Saturday September 3, 2016, as a trooper was conducting stationary speed enforcement on I95 southbound, south of SR141. The trooper observed a bronze Cadillac SUV traveling above the posted speed limit and conducted a traffic stop just south of the DelDOT yard, also known as “Sandbox.” The 27 year old female operator was contacted, as well as a front seat passenger, who was identified as Jamal Wade, 32 of Patterson, New Jersey. A computer inquiry into the driver’s license revealed it was suspended out of New Jersey and Wade did not possess a license. An odor of marijuana was also detected coming from the vehicle as the trooper made contact with Wade and the driver.
Both occupants were asked to exit the vehicle while a search was conducted. A bag was located on the third row floorboard containing 1499 bags of heroin (22.48 grams) as well as over $7.900.00 in suspected drug proceeds that were located in a glove box.
Both Jamal Wade and the driver were taken into custody without incident and transported back to Troop 6 where Wade was charged with Possession of Heroin. He was arraigned at JP11 and committed to Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $60,000.00 secured bond. The female operator was released with a traffic citation for Speeding, Driving While Suspended, Driving Without Valid Insurance, and Possession of Marijuana.
No photo available for Jamal Wade.
Released: 090416 1235