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Delaware State Police Arrest Two Individuals on Drug Charges Following Traffic Stop- Rehoboth Beach


Date Posted: Wednesday, October 28th, 2020

Rehoboth Beach- Delaware State Police arrested 31-year-old Christopher Boone of Lincoln and 32-year-old Lauren L. Wingate of Millsboro on drug and related charges following a traffic stop Tuesday.

On October 27, 2020, at approximately 3:45 p.m., a trooper on patrol in the area of 19000 Coastal Highway observed a silver Nissan Sentra traveling on the roadway with a large crack in the center of the windshield. The Sentra turned into the Rodeway Inn parking lot, and a traffic stop was initiated on the vehicle. Contact was made with the driver, later identified as Christopher Boone, and the passenger, later identified as Lauren L. Wingate. During the interaction with Boone and Wingate, the trooper identified their abnormal behavior to be consistent with criminal activity, and a criminal investigation ensued. Located in Boone’s possession were drug paraphernalia and approximately .203 grams of heroin. Located in Wingate’s possession were drug paraphernalia and approximately .07 grams of heroin.

A computer search revealed Boone had two active capiases out of Sussex County Superior Court for Violation of Probation.

Boone was taken into custody without incident and transported to Troop 7, where he was charged with the following crimes:

  • Possession with Intent to Deliver Controlled Substance (Felony)
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Driving While Suspended
  • Failure to Have Insurance Identification in Possession
  • Failure to Have Registration Identification in Possession
  • Driver Must Properly Wear Seatbelt (Civil Violation)
  • Safety Glass Violation

Boone was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court #3 and was issued a $10,550.00 unsecured bond. He was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution for Violation of Probation.

 

Wingate was taken into custody and transported to Troop 7, where she was charged with the following crimes:

  • Tampering with Physical Evidence (Felony)
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Wingate was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court #3 and released on her Own Recognizance.

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