Delaware State Police arrested 33-year-old Raheem Sanders of Wilmington, Delaware, for drug charges following a traffic stop in Newark Thursday evening.
On December 21, 2023, at approximately 6:00 p.m., members of the New Castle County Governor’s Task Force patrolling the area of Jenmar Shopping Plaza located at 430 South Old Baltimore Pike, Newark, observed a black Chevrolet Impala with temporary Pennsylvania registration enter the shopping center. A computer inquiry of the tag was conducted and revealed the registration was not valid. Detectives initiated a traffic stop and observed the driver, identified as Raheem Sanders, dump a plastic baggie into a Wawa cup as they approached. Upon making contact with Sanders, he refused multiple verbal commands by detectives and proceeded to throw a crystal rock like substance on the ground. As detectives removed Sanders from the car, he stomped on the substance, which later tested positive as methamphetamine. After a brief struggle, Sanders was ultimately taken into custody. A search of Sanders and the car led to the discovery of approximately 1.8 grams of crack cocaine, approximately 25 grams of methamphetamine, and $322 dollars in suspected drug dealing proceeds.
A computer inquiry of Sanders revealed his driver’s license was revoked. Sanders was taken to Troop 2, where he was charged with the offenses listed below, arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 2, and committed to Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on a $43,000 secured bond.
- Possession with Intent to Deliver Controlled Substance Tier 3 (Felony)
- Possession of Controlled Substance Tier 3 (Felony)
- Tampering with Physical Evidence (Felony)
- Resisting Arrest
- Possession of a Controlled Substance
- Driving While Revoked
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