(Newark, DE 19713) Saturday, (December 29th) members of the New Castle County Division of Police Mobile Enforcement Team established surveillance in the area of Salem Church Road, near the community of Triwoods.
A silver Toyota Camry was stopped after a traffic violation was witnessed by the officers. The driver 18-year-old Thomas Brittingham was found to be in possession of 12.5 grams of marijuana, marijuana paraphernalia and $595.00.
Further investigation revealed the registration plate was stolen from Landenberg and the vehicle was reported stolen out of New Castle County.
During the vehicle stop, the passenger 20-year-old Forrest Sinex began fighting with the officers. After a brief struggle, the officers were able to place Forrest Sinex into custody.
Thomas Brittingham was charged with one count of felony Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance, one count of felony Theft of a Motor Vehicle, one count of misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Marijuana Related, and Failure to Drive in Proper Lane/Direction.
Thomas Brittingham was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 11 and released on $5200.00 unsecured bond.
Forrest Sinex was charged with one count of felony Resisting Arrest.
Forrest Sinex was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 11 and given $2000.00 unsecured bond, however, he was committed to Howard Young Correctional Institution pending a violation of probation.