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Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.

Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrest – Seaford

Date Posted: Sunday, September 8th, 2019

Seaford – The Delaware State Police have arrested two subjects on drug charges after their vehicle was stopped for a traffic violation.

The incident occurred at approximately 6:17 p.m., Friday, September 6, 2019 when a Trooper on routine patrol on Old Furnace Rd. in Seaford stopped a white Ford Taurus for a traffic violation.

The Taurus was occupied by the driver Samantha S. Hollins, 26, of Salisbury MD and a passenger who was ultimately identified as Thomas R. Johnson, 25, of Georgetown. Hollins was able to provide identification however Johnson, who gave a false name to the Trooper, had no ID. During this interaction Hollins confirmed the false name given by Johnson, even though she was aware of his true identity.

A subsequent search of Johnson produced 1.274 grams of Heroin. A search of the vehicle produced an additional .161 grams of Heroin, contained in a purse belonging to Hollins.

Both subjects were transported to Troop 5 where Johnson’s true identity was confirmed through fingerprint analysis. Johnson and Hollins were then charged with the following:

Thomas R. Johnson

Thomas R. Johnson
  • Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance in a Tier 1 Quantity
  • Making a False Statement


Johnson was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court #3 and then committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $8000.00 cash bail.


Samantha S. Hollins

Samantha S. Hollins
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Hindering Prosecution
  • Conspiracy 2nd Degree
  • Failure to Signal

Hollins was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court #3 and released on $2700.00 unsecured bail.


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