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Smyrna Man Arrested on Drug Charges Following Traffic Stop- Christiana


Date Posted: Sunday, April 25th, 2021

Christiana- Delaware State Police arrested 44-year-old Mario Henry of Smyrna on drug charges following a traffic stop on Saturday afternoon.

 On April 24, 2021, at approximately 12:30 p.m., a trooper on patrol on southbound Korean War Veteran Memorial Highway at SR 273 observed a black Chevrolet SUV change lanes without properly signaling. A vehicle stop was initiated, and the operator and sole occupant, later identified as Mario Henry, was contacted. A computer check revealed Henry’s driver’s license was suspended, and he was instructed to exit the vehicle. A consent search of the Chevrolet was conducted, and located inside were the following items:

  • Approximately 13.8 grams of crack cocaine
  • 17 Ecstasy pills
  • Approximately $2,212 in suspected drug proceeds

Henry was taken into custody without incident and charged with the following crimes:

  • Possession With Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance (Felony)
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Failure to Signal

He was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #11 and released on a $6,025.00 unsecured bond.

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