Delaware State Police arrested a man who they say was carrying cocaine, heroin, marijuana and Oxycodone pills inside a Wawa bag.
It happened Sunday around 10:50 a.m. as a trooper was on patrol near the First Stop convenience store on West Street in Laurel, Delaware. As he patrolled the area, investigators say the trooper observed what appeared to be a drug deal taking place. A male suspect, who was standing outside a Kia Soul, spotted the trooper and went inside the store, according to police.
Police say the man emerged from the store after several minutes and went into the passenger’s side of the Kia. The vehicle left the parking lot, turned onto Townsend Street and then west onto West 6th Street where the driver allegedly drove up on a curb. The trooper began to conduct a traffic stop and the Kia pulled into the New Zion United Methodist Church parking lot, according to police. As the car came to a stop, police say the passenger, later identified as Xavier Johnson, 39, of Seaford, fled the scene on foot while carrying a blue nylon bag. Johnson allegedly ran behind a nearby shed but was captured by the trooper who managed to catch up to him.
Police recovered a blue Wawa bag behind the shed. Investigators say the bag contained over 40 grams of cocaine, three grams of heroin, 41 grams of marijuana, 22 Oxycodone pills and assorted drug paraphernalia.
Johnson was arrested and charged with possession to deliver cocaine, heroin, marijuana and other related offenses. He was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $130,000 cash bond. The driver of the vehicle was not charged, according to police.