Suspicious Person Leads to Drug Arrest

Incident #:  51-17-4011                              Reported: April 15, 2017 at 12:27 p.m.

Location: Milford Post Office, Milford DE 19963

Released By: Det. Timothy Maloney on 04/17/2017 at 1505 hours

On 04/15/2017 at approximately 12:27 p.m., Milford Police Department Patrol Division was dispatched to the area of Causey Ave and Church St reference to a suspicious person. Units were advised that it was Dustin Townsend and that he was wanted.  Units responded to the area and located Townsend, 24 of Millsboro, DE, sitting on a bench in front of the Milford Post Office.  Officers confirmed that Townsend was wanted on capiases out of Sussex County Family Court, Sussex County Superior Court, and Kent Count Court of Common Pleas.  During a search of his person, 44 baggies of suspected Heroin (packaged for sale) were located on his person along with a handgun magazine with 9 rounds of .22 caliber ammunition.  Due to Townsend’s criminal history, he is prohibited from possessing any firearms or ammunition.

Townsend was taken into custody on the heroin, ammunition, and capiases. He was charged with Manufactures, Delivers, or Possession with Intent to Deliver A Controlled Substance With An Aggravating Factor and Possession of Ammunition By A Person Prohibited.  He was arraigned on the new charges and capiases through Justice of the Peace Court 3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in default of $7,565.00 secured bail.  He was given future court dates in Sussex County Family Court, Sussex County Superior Court, Kent County Court of Common Pleas and Sussex County Court of Common Pleas.

c-59760-milford-police-dept-badge-coin-delaware-mc-ar*Current Photo of Townsend was unavailable at time of this release*

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