Two Maryland residents are facing drug charges after police found 128 grams of cocaine stuffed down a woman’s pants during a traffic stop near Middletown on Monday.
State troopers reportedly stopped the pair’s 2002 Oldsmobile Alero on southbound U.S. Route 301, just south of Boyds Corner Road, about 1:45 p.m. after witnessing driver Daryll L. Brooks, a 32-year-old Centerville resident, change lanes without a turn signal, forcing another driver to brake suddenly to avoid a collision.
As troopers approached the car, they saw passenger Tayla Stansbury, a 21-year-old Sudlersville resident, stuffing something down the front of her pants, according to Delaware State Police spokesman Cpl. John Day.
Stansbury was ordered out the vehicle and questioned about the noticeable bulge in her crotch that she was holding onto, he said.
She then removed two bags from her pants that later were determined to contain cocaine.
Stansbury and Brooks each were charged with possession of a controlled substance in a Tier 5 quantity and possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance.
Brooks also was cited for improper lane change and failure to signal a lane change.
He is being held at the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in Wilmington on a $70,000 secured bail, while Stansbury is being held at the Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution in New Castle on an $11,000 secured bail, Day said.