Members of the Delaware State Police Kent County Governor's Task Force, acting on a tip about a possible narcotics transaction, arrested two people near Woodside the night of May 7.
Detectives had set up a surveillance operation at the Uncle Willie's convenience store and soon spotted a black Chrysler Sebring, matching a prior description, come into the parking lot at approximately 10:50 p.m., said DSP spokesman Master Cpl. Gary Fournier.As a male suspect, later identified as Jermaine Scott, 21, of Dover, got out of the car and went into a bathroom, troopers and probation officers converged on the car and took the driver into custody without incident. She was identified as Jheri J. Troise, 27, of Dover.
Scott struggled with troopers as they tried to make an arrest, but was subdued through the use of a Taser device, Fournier said.
Scott was found to be in possession of more than 11 grams of cocaine and a digital scale, Fournier said. A search of Troise's car turned up 2.3 grams of marijuana.
Both individuals were charged with possession with intent to deliver cocaine, possession of a controlled substance (cocaine), second-degree conspiracy and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Scott also faces a charge of resisting arrest, while Troise also was charged with possession of marijuana.
Scott and Troise both were jailed at the Sussex Correctional Institute in default of a $29,000 secured bond.