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Traffic Violation Leads to Drug Arrest – New Castle

Date Posted: Friday, January 5th, 2018

Andrea N. Harrsion
Andrea N. Harrison, 42 of New Castle


New Castle (19720) – A New Castle woman was arrested for illegal drug possession after heroin and cocaine were located during a traffic stop.

The preliminary investigation has determined the incident occurred around 11:17 p.m. on January 4, 2018 as a trooper on patrol observed a Hyundai Sonata without working tail lights traveling south on New Castle Avenue approaching Rogers Road, New Castle. The trooper performed the traffic stop on the vehicle at New Castle Avenue and Mansion Parkway. During this time an odor of marijuana was detected coming from the vehicle. After contact was made with the operator he exited the vehicle and a computer check revealed his driver’s license was suspended and he had multiple capiases out of New Castle County Courts. The passenger, Andrea N. Harrison 42 of New Castle, exited the vehicle and a computer check revealed two active capiases for her arrest. A search of Harrison revealed several bundles of suspected heroin, 4.25 grams of crack cocaine, pills, 3.41 grams of marijuana and over $900.00 in suspected drug proceeds were seized. During the search of the vehicle drug paraphernalia was located.

Andrea N. Harrison was transported to Troop 2 where she was processed and charged with Possession with the Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance Tier 1 (Heroin), five counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance (Crack Cocaine & Prescription Pills), Possession of Marijuana and Drug Paraphernalia. She was arraigned before Justice of the Peace Court 11 and committed to the Delores Women’s Correctional Institution on $13,000.00 secured bond. The driver was released with traffic charges and unsecured bond for his capiases.

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