Delaware State Police have arrested two men after a vehicle stop lead to the seizure of over 2,100 grams of cocaine Wednesday evening.
The incident occurred at approximately 8 p.m. on Feb. 4.
According to the investigation, troopers were conducting traffic enforcement on Del. Route 1 in the area of the Biddle’s Corner Toll Plaza in Middletown. It was at this time that the troopers observed a white Cadillac Escalade, which appeared to be traveling over the posted speed limit, traveling in a southbound direction. The troopers then conducted a stop of the vehicle and upon coming into contact with the operator, later identified as Dashin J. Simmons, 34, of Brooklyn, New York; they detected the strong odor of marijuana coming from the interior of the vehicle. The troopers then had Simmons and a front seat passenger, later identified as Derrick E. Sanders (pictured), 34, of Stroudsburg, Pennsylvanie, exit the vehicle. A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed over 4.6 pounds of cocaine located inside of a duffel bag on the rear seat of the vehicle. Troopers also located approximately $1,500 in suspected drug sale proceeds.
Dashin Simmons and Derrick Sanders were both arrested and transported to Troop 9 where they were charged with one count each of Possession of a controlled substance in a tier 5 quantity, delivery of a controlled substance, conspiracy 2nd degree, and possession of marijuana. Dashin Simmons was charged with speeding as well. Simmons and Sanders were both arraigned at JP Court 11 and committed to the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center for lack of $72,000 secured bail.
A mugshot is not available for Dashin Simmons.