A Middletown man reportedly was found with more than 300 bags of heroin Saturday during a traffic stop a few hundred feet from the Middletown police station.
Carl Rhoades, a 25-year-old resident of West Lake Street, was the passenger in the unidentified vehicle that officers stopped near the intersection of Del. Route 299 and Gloucester Boulevard about 1:30 p.m., according to a press release issued by Middletown police on Monday.
Officers reportedly found Rhoades in possession of a total of 321 bags of heroin and a “small amount” of marijuana.
He is charged with possession of a controlled substance in a Tier 5 quantity, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Rhoades is being held at the Howard R. Young Correctional Facility in Wilmington on an $11,000 secured bond, police said.
The driver of the vehicle, who was not identified in the release, reportedly was charged with driving on a suspended or revoked license.