Heroin is an epidemic that has been spreading for the last few years. Heroin is not new to the scene by any means, but from cities to small towns, task forces have been set up to try to combat heroin addiction and overdoses happening to all types of people, regardless of demographic. The drug made it on the mainstream radar after the tragic overdose death of renowned Academy Award winning actor, Philip Seymour Hoffman, but small dope has been ravaging communities long before that happened.
Police in Delaware made a seemingly substantial arrest Tuesday that stopped a significant amount of heroin from getting into the hands of addicts in the area. Delaware State Troopers pulled over 32-year-old Davon Tucker from Paterson, NJ for speeding in the town of Milton. Officers noticed the smell of marijuana emitting from the vehicle and Tucker handed them a plastic zip of weed when asked about it. While conducting a car search, the police officers found a staggering 15,000 wax paper baggies of heroin in the trunk, said to be slightly bigger than a postage stamp. The officers valued the haul at $150,000. According to Master Cpl. Gary Fournier, this is among the biggest heroin busts that the state of Delaware has ever seen.
Tucker is being held on multiple drug charges and it is not clear whether or not he has an attorney. With 15,000 baggies of heroin in the trunk, it’s safe to say that he’ll be sitting in somebody’s jail cell for a long time.