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Millsboro Man arrested on Drug and Traffic Charges Following Traffic Stop- Rehoboth Beach


Date Posted: Wednesday, December 16th, 2020

Rehoboth Beach- Delaware State Police arrested 76-year-old Harvey D. Manley of Millsboro on drug and traffic charges following a traffic stop Tuesday afternoon.

On December 15, 2020, at approximately 3:15 p.m., Troopers working proactive patrol at the intersection of Coastal Highway southbound and Miller Road, observed a silver Kia Sportage SUV operating with an expired temporary registration plate. A computer inquiry confirmed the temporary registration plate was expired and the vehicle should not be on the roadway. The trooper followed behind the vehicle and observed multiple traffic violations before a traffic stop was initiated in a safe location in the Lighthouse Plaza Boulevard shopping center. Contact was made with the operator who was later confirmed to be Manley through a computer inquiry. Through the interaction with Manley, a criminal investigation ensued. A consent search of Manley’s person and vehicle was conducted and the following items were located:

  •  Drug Paraphernalia
  •  $1026.00 USC in suspected drug proceeds
  •  (69) Oxycodone pills
  •  (4) 8mg Hydromorphone pills
  •  (7) 50mg Trazadonen pills
  •  (2) 15 mg Buspirone pills
  •  (1)  Onadansetron pill
  •  (2) 50mg Sertraline pills
  •  (1) capsule of unknown pill
  •  Assortment of misc. pills/vitamins

Manley was taken into custody and transported to Troop 7 where he was charged with the following crimes:

  • Possession with Intent to Deliver Controlled Substance (Felony)
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance (5 counts)
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Expired Temporary Registration Plate
  • Failure to Have Insurance in Possession
  • Failed to Remain in Single Lane
  • Failure to Signal
  • Failure to Obey Traffic Control Device

Manley was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #2  and released on a $7,800.00 unsecured bond.

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