NEW GARDEN—A man whose license was suspended and who tried to give police officers false identification, was arrested on drug charges following a brief foot chase.
Troy A. Newton, age 21, of New Castle, Del., was arrested following a traffic stop for an equipment violation on Jan. 19 at 2:45 p.m. in the 1100 block of Newark Road in New Garden.
When police made contact with Newton, they immediately detected the odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle. Newton, whose license was later found to be suspended, provided a false first name of “Terrance” but could not recall his date of birth when asked.
When police attempted to detain him pending verification of his identity, he broke free of an officer’s grasp and fled on foot, causing the officer to give chase through heavy traffic. Newton was located in a field to the rear of a residence and was taken into custody. After being searched, he was found with a cell phone and over $2,500 in cash.
A search of the vehicle produced two large vacuum sealed bags of marijuana, additional marijuana in sandwich baggie, and other contraband consistent with the packaging of marijuana for sale. During processing, Newton’s true identity was discovered.
He was transported to Central Booking where he was held for arraignment. He was initially committed to the Chester County Prison but was released the following day on $50,000 bail.
Newton was charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest, giving false identification to law enforcement, and two traffic offenses.
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Southern Chester County Regional Police
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