Dover Man Arrested on Drug Charges

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Jorge Ortiz was arrested and charged with drug possession and intent to distribute (Photo courtesy of Milford Police Department)

On June 21, 2024, at approximately 8:53 p.m., Milford Police Department conducted a traffic stop in the area of Airport Rd and N DuPont Blvd, Milford, DE for a registration violation. The officer made contact with the operator of the vehicle, identified as Jorge L. Ortiz, 44 of Dover, DE and the passenger, Edwin Rodriguez, 35 of Felton, DE. The officer learned that Rodriguez had active court capiases for his arrest.

Through a consent search of the vehicle given by Ortiz, officers discovered 637 dosages of suspected heroin (approx. 4.459 grams) and drug paraphernalia inside of the vehicle. Both subjects were taken into custody without incident.

Ortiz was charged with Possession of Controlled Substance in a Tier 2 Quantity (Felony) and Manufacture/Deliver/Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance Tier 2 Quantity (Felony). Ortiz had a presentment through the Justice of the Peace Court 7, where he was committed to the Department of Correction in default of $15,000.00 secured bail. He was ordered to appear in the Kent County Court of Common Pleas at a later date for a preliminary hearing.

Rodriquez had a presentment through the Justice of the Peace Court 7 on his active capiases and was released with new court dates. He was issued a criminal summons for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.


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