Troopers Arrest Man for Drug Dealing After Pursuit

Staff Writer Delaware State Trooper, Police & Fire, RSS

The Delaware State Police arrested 22-year-old De’Andre Barham of Bridgeville, Delaware on numerous criminal charges following a pursuit and foot chase that took place yesterday morning in Bridgeville.

On June 29, 2023, at approximately 9:28 a.m., a trooper on patrol saw a black 2013 Adly moped traveling on Mill Park Drive without a registration plate. The trooper attempted to stop the moped in the area of Coverdale Road and Evans Drive, but the driver fled from the stop and drove through several backyards before running into the woods. The trooper chased the driver, and when the trooper reached him and pushed him onto the ground, the driver physically resisted being handcuffed and kept reaching towards his waist. After some time, the trooper was able to take the suspect into custody at the scene.

Troopers searched the driver, identified as De’Andre Barham, and found that he was in possession of approximately 16.51 grams of crack cocaine, approximately 314 baggies containing approximately 2.198 grams of suspected heroin, a prescription pill, and drug paraphernalia. Barham also had two active Violation of Probation warrants.

Barham was taken to Troop 5 and charged with the following crimes:

  • Possession With Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance in a Tier 2 Quantity (Felony) – 2 counts
  • Disregarding a Police Officer Signal (Felony)
  • Resisting Arrest With Force or Violence (Felony)
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Traffic offenses

Barham was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $24,500 secured bond.

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Senior Corporal Leonard DeMalto

Released: 063023  1201



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