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Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest of Two Individuals on Drug Charges- Dagsboro


Date Posted: Tuesday, June 8th, 2021

Dagsboro, DE- Delaware State Police arrested Keion Sturgis, 30, of Dagsboro, and a 29-year-old female of Frankford, on drug charges following a traffic stop on Monday.

Troopers conducting proactive patrol on June 7, 2021, observed Keion Sturgis operating a blue Honda Accord on Iron Branch Road in the area of Thorogoods Road, Dagsboro. A computer search was conducted on the vehicle and revealed Sturgis’ driver’s license is suspended. A traffic stop was initiated, and Sturgis was taken into custody without incident. Also located in the vehicle was a 29-year-old female front-seat passenger, and a 24-year-old male of Milford, in the backseat. As troopers were speaking with the front-seat passenger, a large amount of suspected heroin and cocaine was observed in plain view inside the vehicle. The passengers were removed from the car and taken into custody without incident. Troopers conducted a probable cause search, and located inside the Honda:

  • Approximately 5.936 grams of heroin
  • Approximately 3.71 grams of cocaine
  • Approximately 1.7 grams of marijuana
  • Drug Paraphernalia
  • $2,390.00 in suspected drug proceeds

Sturgis was transported to Delaware State Police Troop 4 and charged with the following crimes:

  • Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance Tier 3 Quantity (Felony)
  • Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance (Felony)
  • Three counts- Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Driving While Suspended

He was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #2 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on a $70,700.00 cash bond.

The 29-year-old front seat passenger was transported to Troop 4 and charged with the following crimes:

  • Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Possession of Marijuana (Civil Violation)
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

She was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #2 and released on her own recognizance.

The backseat passenger was not charged with any crimes.

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Released: 060821 0919

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