Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrest-Rehoboth Beach

Rehoboth Beach- The Delaware State Police arrested 41-year-old DEWAYNE S. HOPKINS of Lewes, DE after a traffic stop led to the discovery of drugs.

On June 4, 2020 at approximately 1:56 p.m., Troopers were conducting proactive patrols on Coastal Hwy, Rehoboth Beach, when they observed Dewayne Hopkins, operating a silver in color GMC Acadia.  Troopers were familiar with Hopkins and a computer inquiry confirmed that his driver’s license was suspended.  A traffic stop was initiated and contact was made with Hopkins.

A canine scan of the vehicle was conducted resulting in a positive alert for the presence of narcotics. A subsequent search of the vehicle led to the discovery of 298 bags of heroin (approximately 2.086 grams) concealed between the driver’s seat and center console, drug paraphernalia and over $500.00 in suspected drug proceeds.

Hopkins was taken into custody without incident and transported back to Troop 7 where he was charged with the following:

  • Possession With Intent To Deliver a Controlled Substance Tier 2 Quantity
  • Tampering With Physical Evidence
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Driving While Suspended

Hopkins was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $7000.00 secured bond.

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe

Released: 060520 0737


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