Traffic Stop Leads to Heroin Arrest

The New Castle County Police, Mobile Enforcement Team-West have charged Michael Haynie, 28, of the 2400 block of N. Jessup Street in Wilmington with drug related offenses after observing him commit a traffic violation.

(Wilmington, Del.-19804) The New Castle County Police, Mobile Enforcement Team-West were conducting pro-active patrols in the community of Richardson Park when they observed a Nissan sedan commit a traffic violation.  Officers identified the driver as Haynie and received consent to search him which revealed six (6) bags of heroin inside his pants pocket.  A further search revealed a prescription pill bottle with eight (8) Oxycodone 325 mg pills, six (6) Alprozolam 1mg pills and five (5) Oxycodone 15 mg pills.

Officers then searched the vehicle and located eight (8) bundles of heroin, for a total of 104 bags (1.56 grams).  Investigating officers learned Haynie was on probation and a search of his home and revealed 3.86 grams of marijuana.

Michael Haynie was charged with possession with intent to deliver heroin, possession of a controlled substance in a Tier I quantity, three counts of possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, driving while suspended or revoked, failure to use turn signal and failure to carry license.

He was arraigned and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in lieu of posting $34,502 cash bail and issued a no contact order.