Pair Arrested On Drug Charges

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Screen Shot 2013-06-26 at 2.45.04 PMOn Wednesday 19, the Milford Police Drug & Narcotics Division along with the Milford K-9 Division and Kent County Probation & Parole took a 25yo Ellendale man and a 28yo Milford man into custody following a month long investigation and a brief pursuit and struggle with officers. Kyle M. Bitler 25yo of Ellendale, was arrested and charged with Possession a controlled substance (Heroin) Tier 3 quantity and an aggravating factor, Manufactures delivers, or PWID a controlled substance (Heroin) w/ an aggravated factor, Resisting Arrest with Force/ Violence that Injures a Peace Officer, and Conspiracy 2nd Degree. Josh Abraham 28yo of Milford, was arrested and charged with Possession a controlled substance (Heroin) Tier 3 quantity and an aggravating factor, Manufactures delivers, or PWID a controlled substance (Heroin) w/ an aggravated factor, Resisting Arrest, Manufacturing, delivers, or possession with intent to manufacture, deliver a controlled substance and Conspiracy 2nd Degree.

According to police, on June 18 at approx. 9:30 pm both Bitler and Abraham were contacted by the Milford Police Drug & Narcotics Division along with the Milford K-9 Division and Kent County Probation & Parole (via traffic stop), in the rear parking lot of a business located in the 900 block of North Dupont Hwy, after making a drug transaction at a different location. Police state that upon stopping their vehicle both Bitler and Abraham fled on foot with Police and K-9 in pursuit of them. Bitler was caught by the K-9 and was bitten, Bitler attempted to place his hands inside the K-9’s mouth in order to break free. Bitler continued to struggle as police attempted to take Bitler into custody and was tasered and taken into custody after a brief struggle. During the struggle with Bitler a Milford Police Officer was injured. Police later apprehended Abraham also.

Milford Police state they recovered 78 bags of Heroin and United States Currency from Bitler and Abraham. The Milford Police Officer was transported to Milford Bayhealth hospital and treated for the injury and was later released. Bitler was also transported to Milford Bayhealth hospital and treated for minor injuries and later released back into police custody. Both Bitler and Abraham were arraigned, Bitler was committed to SCI in default of $40,000.00 secured bond and Abraham was committed to SCI in default of $42,750.00 secured bond.