Men Hide Heroin, Cocaine in Pringles Container: Cops

Two men were arrested after they allegedly concealed drugs inside a Pringles potato chip container.

By David Chang
|  Monday, Jul 23, 2012  |  Updated 9:06 PM EDT
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Men Hide Drugs in Pringles Container: Cops

New Castle County Police

The can had a false bottom containing 3.3 grams of marijuana, 4 grams of crack cocaine and .825 grams of heroin, according to police.

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Two men were arrested after they allegedly concealed drugs inside a Pringles potato chip container.

On Friday, officers from the Mobile Enforcement Team underwent patrols on Maryland Avenue and North DuPont Road as well as surrounding communities in Wilmington. At 5:30 p.m., officers say they noticed a white van traveling on Maryland Avenue that committed a traffic violation.

Craig Hammond, Credit: New Castle County Police

Officers stopped and approached the vehicle. Police say they learned the driver, later identified as Craig Hammond, 21, did not have a valid driver’s license. Police also say a computer check revealed the passenger, later identified as Samuel Berry, 34, was a probationer.

During a vehicle search, officers say they found a potato chip container on the floor board between the front driver and passenger seats. The can had a false bottom containing 3.3 grams of marijuana, 4 grams of crack cocaine and .825 grams of heroin, according to police.

Both Hammond and Berry were taken into custody without incident and charged with possession with intent to deliver crack cocaine, possession with intent to deliver heroin, possession of marijuana and conspiracy. Hammond was also issued two traffic citations.
 

Samuel Berry, Credit: New Castle County Police

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