Man Accused of Hiding Drug Money Under Child's Dresser

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    A man stopped for a traffic issue turns into a drug bust. (Published Sunday, Jan 19, 2014)

    A Delaware man was arrested on several drug charges after he allegedly failed to stop for a traffic violation and crashed his van.

    Officials say Reginald Kornegay, 27, of Newark, was under investigation by State Police detectives with the New Castle County Drug Task Force. On Saturday, Kornegay was spotted driving southbound on I-95 near the Pennsylvania line.

    Police say Kornegay’s vehicle, a light blue Dodge Caravan, had a registration violation. When a state trooper signaled for him to pull over, Kornegay allegedly continued driving and tried to elude the pursuing officers.

    Kornegay eventually lost control of his vehicle and crashed on Whitaker Road, according to investigators. He was apprehended and taken into custody.

    Police say they found a bag of heroin and two cigars containing marijuana inside Kornegay’s vehicle. Police later obtained a search warrant for Kornegay’s home. During the search, they found 28.6 grams of marijuana, a sawed-off shotgun and over $10,000 in suspected drug money, according to officials.

    Police also say that some of the drug money was found under the dresser of a 4-year-old child who lives in the apartment.

    Kornegay is charged with possession of heroin, disregarding a police officer’s signal, endangering the welfare of a child and other related offenses. He was arraigned and committed to Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $33,000 cash bail.