DOCV Arrest Milton, DE Man with Over $34,000.00 Worth of Heroin

Posted on  04/25/2013 11:30 pm

Location:

  • Lancaster Avenue and North Jackson Street, Wilmington, Delaware

Date of Occurrence:

  • Wednesday, April 24, 2013, approximately 10:35 p.m.

Defendant/Charges:

  • Michael N. Lopez, 31, 400 block Main Sail Lane, Milton, Delaware
    • Possession of a Controlled Substance in a Tier V Quantity (Heroin/51.98 grams)
    • Possession with the Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance (Heroin)
    • Possession of Marijuana (1 gram)
    • Driving while Suspended or Revoked
    • Careless Driving
    • Failure to Signal

Summary:

Drug, Organized Crime, and Vice investigators seized 2,599 bags of heroin worth approximately $34,306.00, after a vehicle stop yesterday evening.

This seizure came at the end of an investigation which led investigators to believe that Michael N. Lopez would be conducting a drug transaction in a Center City neighborhood. Lopez, who was driving a grey colored Ford Focus, failed to signal prior to making a turn which subsequently led to a vehicle stop at the intersection of Lancaster Avenue and North Jackson Street. As investigators activated their emergency equipment (lights and sirens), Lopez momentarily stopped his vehicle allowing investigators to do the same. Lopez put his vehicle in reverse striking the investigators vehicle, and then drove forward striking another police vehicle as he attempted to flee. Assisting vice investigators arrived on scene taking Lopez into custody without further incident.

Investigators seized 2,599 bags of heroin, $874, and one gram of marijuana.

Lopez, who is a probationer, and convicted felon, was committed to Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in lieu of a $122,000.00 cash bail.

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