An 18-year-old Middletown man was arrested Aug. 23 and charged with felony drug and weapon offenses after police found more than 12 grams of heroin at his home.
New Castle County Police said Bryce Holton, Jr. of the 200 block of Vincent Circle had been selling heroin from his home.
At 8:38 a.m., members of the Safe Streets Task Force responded to Bryce’s Middletown Village residence for a probation check and administrative search of his home after receiving information that Holton was possibly selling drugs, police said.
When officers arrived, Holton opened the front door. During the search more than 480 bags of heroin (12.025) grams, five different types of ammunition and more than $2,000 in suspected drug money were found, police said.
Police took Holton into custody, but as they were escorting him to the patrol car, he fled on foot.
Police later apprehended Holton when they found him hiding in a bush several blocks away.
A computer inquiry also revealed that Holton is a convicted felon who is prohibited from owning or possessing firearms or ammunition.
Holton was charged with possession with intent to deliver heroin, possession of ammunition, arresting arrest and escape.
He was arraigned and committed to the Howard Young Correction Center after failing to post $48,000 secured bail.
An administrative warrant was also issued for violating his probation.
In July, Holton was arrested with more than 100 bags of heroin after a prior incident led to warrants being obtained for his arrest.
On July 7, Middletown Police arrested Holton with 118 bags of heroin after he resisted arrest and led police on a foot chase.