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Pursuit Leads to Drug Arrest-Dagsboro

Date Posted: Monday, August 12th, 2019

Dagsboro- The Delaware State Police have arrested two suspects after a vehicle pursuit led to the discovery of drugs.

The incident occurred on August 11, 2019 at approximately 4:16 a.m., when a Trooper observed a vehicle traveling on Vines Creek Road near the intersection of Armory Road, swerving on the roadway.  A traffic stop was initiated when the operator failed to stop.  The driver continued to flee in the vehicle, traveling above the posted speed limit and violating multiple traffic laws.

The vehicle eventually came to a stop on the railroad tracks north of Thorogoods Road, when the operator exited and proceeded to flee on foot.  A passenger, 18-year-old Luke T. Crowson of Ocean View, DE remained in the vehicle and was taken into custody without incident.  The operator, identified as 18-year-old Dylan J. Gordon of Salisbury, MD was apprehended a short distance away without further incident.  Upon contact with Gordon, an odor of alcohol was detected and it was learned that Gordon’s drivers license was suspended.

During a search of the vehicle, drug paraphernalia and approximately 5.5 grams of cocaine and 1.21 grams of marijuana were located.

Crowson and Gordon were transported back to Troop 4 where they were charged with the following:

Dylan J. Gordon:

  • Possession With Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance
  • Disregarding a Police Officer Signal
  • Conspiracy Second Degree
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Driving a Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol
  • Driving Without a Valid License
  • Possession of Marijuana
  • Multiple Traffic Related Offenses

Gordon was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $28,300.00 secured bond.

Luke T. Crowson:

  • Possession With Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance
  • Conspiracy Second Degree

Crowson was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and released on his own recognizance.

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