DRBA Police Arrest Homeless Man for Drug Possession
Subject Hid 22 Bags of Heroin in Pants
(New Castle, DE) On August 3, 2010, at 6:15 pm, Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA) police officers arrested a homeless man for possessing 22 bags of heroin. Michael D. OGDEN, 38, formally from the Newark area, was a passenger in a vehicle stopped for a traffic violation on I-295 southbound near Rt. 13 in New Castle.
During the initial traffic stop, a DRBA officer found a bag next to OGDEN that contained hypodermic needles and additional drug paraphernalia. OGDEN admitted to the officer that the contents of the bag were his. While being placed under arrest, OGDEN gave the officer a false name and date of birth. OGDEN’s true identity was discovered while being fingerprinted.
After being arrested and handcuffed, officers observed OGDEN shoving an object down the back of his pants. When confronted, OGDEN pulled a clear plastic bag from the back of his pants that contained 22 bags of heroin. OGDEN was charged with drug trafficking, possession with intent to deliver narcotics, tampering with physical evidence, possession of drug paraphernalia, and criminal impersonation. OGDEN was also wanted on four active capiases from New Castle County Superior Court. OGDEN was arraigned at Magistrate Court # 20, and was committed to Young Correctional Facility in lieu of $31,000. bail.
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