Police say a Delaware man and his teen brother crashed into a trailer after they were caught dealing drugs.
On Friday, at 11:18 p.m., two police officers were on patrol in the Sparrow Run community in Newark, Delaware. As they were walking on foot in the area, investigators say they spotted a drug deal taking place near a black Toyota Avalon on Raven Turn.
The two officers approached the vehicle and found two people inside, later identified as Kareem Ross, 20, and his 16-year-old brother, according to investigators.
Police say one of the officers saw a baggie containing six grams of crack cocaine on the lap of the teen driver and noticed the vehicle was in drive. The officer told the teen to place the car in park but the teen then stepped on the gas and drove off, according to investigators. Police say the officers then put out a general broadcast of the suspects’ descriptions and the vehicle.
A short time later, investigators say another officer in the area spotted the Toyota Avalon outside a shopping center as it exited the parking lot. The vehicle then began to travel on Glasgow Drive toward the Glasgow Court Trailer Park, according to police.
Investigators say the officer then conducted a vehicle stop. As the officer got out of his car, the suspects allegedly drove off at a high speed before crashing into an empty trailer on the 200 block of Glasgow Drive.
Police say Ross and his brother then ran out of the vehicle and fled on foot as responding officers chased after them. Officers say they later found both suspects and took them into custody.
Ross was charged with intent to deliver crack cocaine, reckless endangerment and other related offenses. He was arraigned and released on $11,500 unsecured bail. His teen brother was charged with resisting arrest, reckless driving and other related offenses. He was arraigned and committed to the New Castle County Juvenile Detention Center after failing to post $750 secured bail.