Delaware State Police Apprehend Man in Drug Bust Following Traffic Stop

Delaware State Police arrested 37-year-old Christopher Pressey, of Wilmington, Delaware, on drug offenses Saturday evening.

On December 16, 2023, at approximately 09:17 p.m., a trooper patrolling South Market Street near Millside Drive in Wilmington noticed a Lincoln Town Car traveling southbound on South Market Street. After the vehicle failed to signal during two lane changes, the trooper initiated a traffic stop.

Upon engaging with the driver, identified as Christopher Pressey, the trooper discovered that Pressey’s driver’s license was suspended, and he had two active capiases. Requesting Pressey to exit the vehicle, the trooper conducted a search, leading to the discovery of approximately 2 ounces of suspected PCP and approximately 2.34 grams of marijuana. Despite Pressey’s attempt to destroy the drugs, the trooper successfully intervened, gaining control and taking Pressey into custody. Additionally, Pressey was also in possession of over $300 in suspected drug proceeds. Pressey was transported to Troop 2, where he was charged with the offenses listed below, arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 11, and committed to Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on a $122,854 cash bond.

• Possession With Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance Tier 3 Quantity (Felony)
• Possession of a Controlled Substance Tier 3 Quantity (Felony)
• Tampering With Physical Evidence (Felony)
• Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
• Numerous traffic offenses

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