Routine Traffic Stop Nets Drug Arrest
New Castle Man Charged with Possession of Heroin
(New Castle, DE) Today at approximately 1:40 p.m., a Delaware River and Bay Authority police officer pulled over a 2001 Plymouth Neon on the ramp from I-295 Northbound to Landers Lane. The initial vehicle stop was for a seat belt violation. The driver of the vehicle, Timothy A. Marshall, 24, of New Castle, Delaware, provided the police officer with a false name. When the police officer confronted Mr. Marshall with this information, a short struggle ensued.
Mr. Marshall was able to break free and attempted to flee the scene. Following a short foot pursuit, the Authority police officer apprehended Mr. Marshall who continued to resist arrest. Subsequent to Mr. Marshall’s arrest, a search was conducted of the suspect, which revealed 13 bags of heroin weighing 4.5 grams and related drug paraphernalia.
Mr. Marshall was charged with assaulting a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest, possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia, criminal impersonation, driving with a suspended license, driving without insurance, and a seatbelt violation.
During the struggle with the driver, the police officer sustained minor injuries, not requiring medical treatment. Mr. Marshall sustained no injuries.