Motor Vehicle Collision Investigation Leads Heroin Arrest By Milford Police

BougouneauReleased by Sgt. Robert Masten Incident #51.16.8935

On 08.05.2016 (approximately 12:00 pm) officers from the Milford Police Department’s Patrol Division responded to South DuPont Hwy (US Route 113) at Marvel Road to a report of a motor vehicle collision.  During the motor vehicle collision investigation officers became suspicious of one of the vehicles operators possibly possessing illegal drugs.  As a result of these suspicions, officers obtained a search warrant for 1989 Ford Crown Victoria.  A search of this vehicle resulted in the seizure of 1452 bags of heroin and drug paraphernalia.  Warrants were the obtained for the operator of the vehicle, Lamaj Bougouneau, 22 of Harrington.  Mr. Bougouneau has been charged with Possesses a controlled substance in a Tier 5 quantity, Manufactures, delivers, or PWID a controlled substance w/ an aggravating factor, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Driving While Suspended or Revoked, No Valid Insurance in Possession, Possess/Consume Marijuana Personal Use Quantity  21 or Older, and Following a Motor Vehicle Too Closely.  Mr. Bougouneau was arraigned at the Justice of the Peace Court #2, where bail was set at $80,750.00 secured.  Mr.Bougouneau was also wanted by the Kent County Court of Common Pleas, the court set bail on that capias at $1000.00.  Mr.Bougouneau was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution after failing to post bail.  Mr. Bougouneau is scheduled for a Preliminary Hearing on 08.11.2016 at the Sussex County Court of Common Pleas.

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