Seaford man faces drug charges following vehicle crash, foot chase

GEORGETOWN – An attempted traffic stop by Delaware State Police for speeding led to the arrest of a Seaford man on drug charges.

Cory R. Mister

Cory R. Mister, 20, was apprehended after he lost control his vehicle trying to elude police, crashed into a ditch and attempted to flee on foot, state police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said.

The incident occurred Tuesday, April 3 at about 10:25 a.m. on Hardscrabble Road.

A trooper observed a Ford Taurus traveling above the posted speed limit. The trooper activated emergency signals but the driver, later identified as Mister, failed to stop. After he lost control and crashed into a ditch, Mister attempted to flee on foot but was taken into custody, Cpl. Jaffe said.

Further investigation revealed Mister was in possession of more than $17,000 in suspected drug proceeds and 407.65 grams of marijuana, according to Cpl. Jaffe.

Mister was taken to Troop 4. He was charged with possession of marijuana, resisting arrest, possession of drug paraphernalia, tampering with physical evidence, reckless driving and other multiple traffic related offenses. He was arraigned and released on $9,110 unsecured bond.

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