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Milford Beacon
  • Four arrested on drug charges following traffic stop

  • Four men were arrested on drug charges after a routine traffic stop June 2.
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  • Four men were arrested on drug charges after a routine traffic stop June 2.
    A Delaware State Police Trooper on patrol near Bay Road and South Rehoboth Boulevard in Milford noticed a red Mazda Six traveling south with a headlight out. The trooper stopped the car and approached the driver, Corey J. Respes, who was unable to provide proof of insurance for the car, said police spokesman Master Cpl. Gary Fournier.
    During his conversation with Respes the trooper noticed the smell of marijuana coming from the car. All four occupants were asked to get out of the vehicle and the trooper, along with another officer who arrived as back up, searched the car.
    A search revealed 152 grams of individually packaged marijuana, 10 Xanax pills, two bottles of vodka, a bottle of rum, and other drug paraphernalia.
    Respes, and his three passengers, Aaron M. Snyder, Jack P. Campbell, and Austin J. Hemphill were taken into custody and taken back to State Police Troop 7 in Lewes and arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 3.
    All four were charged with possession with intent to deliver marijuana, conspiracy in the second degree, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and underage possession of alcohol.
    Respes was also charged with failure to have insurance in possession, failure to have two head lamps and driving on the wrong side of the roadway.
    A computer search also revealed Hemphill had an active capias out of Justice of the Peace Court 11.
    All four men were incarcerated at Sussex Correctional Institute, in Georgetown in lieu of secured bond.

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