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Dagsboro Woman Arrested on Criminal and Traffic Charges Following Car Accident- Millsboro

Date Posted: Friday, October 16th, 2020

Millsboro- Delaware State Police arrested 41-year-old Vera E. Curtis of Dagsboro on criminal and traffic charges following a traffic accident on Thursday, October 15, 2020.

At approximately 3:35 p.m., a trooper conducting proactive patrol on School Lane, Millsboro, observed an individual outside a vehicle in the eastbound lanes of travel on School Lane. The trooper stopped to check on the individual’s welfare and discovered the Kia Forte he was operating was stopped for a traffic light when it was hit from behind by a Ford Fusion. The trooper contacted the operator of the Fusion, who was later identified as Curtis. Also, in the vehicle with Curtis was three juveniles. A computer inquiry determined Curtis had several warrants out for her arrest for failing to appear for court. She was taken into custody, and a criminal investigation ensued. An inventory search of her vehicle was conducted before being towed, and located in Curtis’ car were the following items:

  • Approximately .987 grams of heroin
  • Four Buprenorphine Naloxone film packets
  • Drug paraphernalia

Curtis was transported to Troop 7, where she was charged with the following crimes:

  • Possession of a Controlled Substance (felony)
  • Endangering the Welfare of a Child (3 counts)
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Driving While Suspended
  • Driving a Vehicle Under the Influence of Drug
  • Failure to Have Insurance Identification in Possession

Curtis was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court #3 and issued a $5,700.00 unsecured bond for the charges.

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