The Delaware State Police arrested 46-year-old Richard Franco of New Hyde Park, New York for felony drug offenses Sunday afternoon in New Castle.
On January 21, 2024, at approximately 4:30 p.m., members of the New Castle County Drug Task Force concluded a several-month-long investigation involving Richard Franco, who was suspected of narcotic distribution. Detectives contacted Franco during a traffic stop of a blue Toyota RAV-4 on I-295 near US Route 13. A search of the vehicle led to the discovery of approximately 539 grams of raw heroin inside the center console. Franco was taken into custody without incident.
Franco was transported to Troop 2, where he was charged with the below crimes, arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 11, and committed to Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on a $250,000 cash bond.
- Possession With Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance, Tier 3 (Felony)
- Possession of a Controlled Substance, Tier 3 (Felony)
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