Vehicle Stop Results in Drug Seizure and Arrest

New Castle County Police have arrested Joy Askew, 22, and Dontae Sutton, 25, for drug related charges following traffic violations in the community of Glasgow Pines.

(Newark, Del. – 19702) Last Friday (Feb 17) at about 11:00 p.m., County Police Patrol “B-Squad” officers observed a silver Ford Fiesta commit a traffic violation in the community of Glasgow Pines.  Officers conducted a vehicle stop in the area of Salem Church Rd and Pulaski Hwy and contacted the driver, Joy Askew, and passenger, Dontae Sutton.  Officers detected the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and observed marijuana in plain view.

Officers conducted a search of the vehicle and located a bag containing 1,326 capsules of heroin and as a bag containing marijuana residue with apparent teeth marks on it.  Through the investigation, officers determined that Dontae Sutton had swallowed the marijuana.

Joy Askew was charged with possession of heroin in a Tier-5 quantity, possession with intent to distribute heroin in a Tier-4 quantity, second-degree conspiracy, failure to properly signal and failure to signal.  She was arraigned and committed to Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution after failing to post $102,020 cash-only bail.

Dontae Sutton was charged with possession of heroin in a Tier-5 quantity, possession with intent to distribute heroin in a Tier-4 quantity, tampering with physical evidence and second-degree conspiracy.  He was arraigned and committed to Young Correctional Institution after failing to post $104,000 cash-only bail.

The defendants were issued no contact orders with each other.

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Joy Askew

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Dontae Sutton

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Heroin Capsules

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