Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.
Milton- The Delaware State Police arrested two suspects after a traffic stop leads to the discovery of drugs in the Cool Spring Farms development.
The incident occurred on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at approximately 7:27 p.m. when members of the Sussex County Governor’s Task Force (GTF) conducted a traffic stop on Fisher Road. Contact was made with the driver, identified as 47-year old Carolyn Faust of Lewes. Simultaneously another subject, identified as 55-year old, George Edwards of Milton began approaching Faust’s vehicle on foot. Detectives attention was drawn to Edwards as he continued to walk towards them with his hands concealed in his pockets. Detectives began giving verbal commands to Edwards to remove his hands from his pockets, at which time he threw his hands up while throwing objects up into the air. Edwards than proceeded to take off on foot when Detectives deployed their Taser, subsequently striking him and taking him into custody shortly thereafter.
Edwards was found to be in possession of a drug paraphernalia, approximately 2.12 grams of crack cocaine, and approximately 3.54 grams of marijuana. Edwards was taken into custody and transported to Troop 4 where he was charged with Resisting Arrest, Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance, 2 counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Conspiracy 2nd, Tampering with Evidence, and Possession of Marijuana. He was arraigned out of the Justice of the Peace Court 3 and committed to the Sussex County Correctional Institution on $46,201.00 cash only bond.
Faust was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia. She was taken into custody and transported to Troop 4 where she was charged with Conspiracy 2nd, Criminal Solicitation, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and traffic related offenses. Faust was arraigned out of the Justice of the Peace Court 3 and released on $5,202.00 unsecured bond.
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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe
Released: 021618 1022