Traffic Stop by Trooper Leads to Drug and Additional Charges- Lincoln

Lincoln– Delaware State Police conduct a traffic stop which resulted in a Lincoln man and woman arrested on drug and additional charges.

On August 5th, 2020, at approximately 3:04 p.m., a trooper on patrol in the area of Johnson Road and Front Street southbound observed a 2020 red Hyundai Elantra traveling westbound on Johnson Road. A computer inquiry of the vehicle’s registration revealed a warrant was associated with the Elantra out of Milford Police Department. A traffic stop was initiated on Johnson Road westbound, and the car pulled into a residence located on Johnson Road. The trooper contacted the operator of the vehicle, 46-year-old Angela R. Boone of Lincoln, DE. 

When the trooper returned to the patrol vehicle to conduct a computer check on Boone, the front seat passenger, later identified as 29-year-old Joshua Witty of Lincoln, exited the car and attempted to walk away. Witty was instructed to return to the vehicle by the trooper, and he complied.

The computer check revealed Boone was wanted on multiple capiases, and there was an active warrant for her arrest out of Milford Police Department. Boone was taken into custody without incident and was being secured in the troopers’ patrol car when a second trooper arrived on the scene. At this time, Witty exited the vehicle and was observed with a large bulge in his waistband before he fled on foot into a wooded area. As troopers attempted to take Witty into custody, he resisted arrest and removed items from inside his clothing and discarded them into the thick brush. After a brief struggle, Witty was taken into custody. 

During a search of the area where Witty fled, troopers located approximately 3.108 grams of heroin in a bag, approximately 2.34 grams of marijuana, and a bag containing heroin wax folds packaged in bundles. During a search, incident to arrest, located in Witty’s right pant pocket, was a white plastic bag containing approximately 13.27 grams of cocaine. 

Located in the center console was drug paraphernalia, which was discovered by troopers during an inventory search of the vehicle before towing. Both individuals were transported to Troop 7.


Witty was charged with the following crimes: 

  • Possession With Intent to Deliver Controlled Substance- Heroin (Felony)
  • Possession With Intent to Deliver Controlled Substance- Cocaine (Felony)
  • Tampering With Physical Evidence (Felony)
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Possession of Marijuana – Personal Use Quantity – Civil Violation

He was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court #2 and was issued an unsecured bond in the amount of $12,610. 


Boone was charged with the following crimes by the Delaware State Police: 

  • Breach of Release (Felony)
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Failure to Surrender License
  • Driving While Suspended
  • Display of Suspended License
  • Possession of Suspended License

She was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court #2 and was issued a $1,000 cash bond and committed to Delores J. Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution. 

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Senior Corporal Heather Pepper

Released: 080620  1910



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