Car Stop Leads to Drug Bust: Cops

Police arrested Joseph Downs and Allyson Wildrick for marijuana possession .

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    New Castle County Police

    Police arrested two New Castle County roommates for allegedly selling drugs from their home.

    On Friday at 4 p.m., police conducted a vehicle stop on a Ford 500 at the parking lot of the Royal Farms located at the intersection of Route 72 and Old Baltimore Pike.

    Police approached the vehicle and driver, Allyson Wildrick, as well as the passenger, Joseph Downs. Police say they could smell an odor of marijuana coming from Downs.

    Police searched the duo’s vehicle where they claim they found 30 grams of marijuana. Police also received information that Downs was possibly selling drugs from his home, according to investigators. Police obtained a search warrant for his home on the unit block of Cobble Creek Curve in the Stones Throw Townhouses community in Newark, DE.

    Police executed a search warrant at the house at 4:30 p.m. Investigators say they recovered an additional 228 grams of marijuana that was packaged for sale inside the bedroom closet of a room that Wildrick and Downs share.

    Police also say they found a glass pipe, glassine baggies, a digital scale, brass knuckles and $900 in suspected drug money which they seized.

    Both Downs and Wildrick were apprehended without incident. The two are charged with possession with intent to deliver marijuana, possession of marijuana and other related offenses.

    Both suspects were arraigned. Wildrick was committed to the Delores J. Baylor Women’s Correctional Institute while Downs was committed to the Howard Young Correctional Institute after they both failed to post $63,250 secured bail.