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Troopers Arrest Bridgeville Man on Drug and Traffic Charges Following Vehicle and Foot Pursuit- Bridgeville


Date Posted: Tuesday, February 16th, 2021

Bridgeville- Delaware State Police arrest 49-year-old Calvin L. Allen of Bridgeville on drug and traffic charges following a traffic stop and foot pursuit Monday night. 

On February 15, 2021, at approximately 8:00 p.m., a traffic stop was initiated on Coverdale Road by Governors Task Force detectives on a vehicle Calvin Allen was operating. Allen failed to stop and drove for a short distance before exiting the vehicle and fleeing on foot. As detectives pursued Allen, they observed him throw three bricks of heroin from his person. Allen failed to comply with the trooper’s commands to stop and continued to flee before being taken into custody without further incident.

Allen was found in possession of the following:

  • Approximately 81.9 grams (11,700) bags of heroin
  • Approximately 3.84 grams of crack cocaine
  • $1,081.00 in suspected drug proceeds

Allen was charged with the following crimes:

  • Possession With Intent to Deliver Tier 3 Quantity (Felony)
  • Possession With Intent to Deliver (Felony)
  • Tampering With Physical Evidence (Felony)
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (2 counts)
  • Driving While Suspended
  • Reckless Driving
  • Driving a Vehicle at Unreasonable Speed
  • Failure to Drive at Speeds Appropriate for Conditions
  • Failure to Signal (2 counts)
  • Failure to Stop at Stop Sign

Allen was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #3, and a $148,105.00 cash bond was issued. An Administrative Warrant was also issued by Probation and Parole due to Allen being on Probation with a $100,000.00 bond set.

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Heather Pepper

Released: 021621 0205

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