Felton man arrested on drug charges in Dover

37-year-old Jerry Eaton, of Felton, DE – Delaware State Police Dept.

A Felton man was arrested on drug charges after police say a shoplifting complaint led to the discovery of heroin.

According to the Delaware State Police Department, the incident occurred around 1 p.m., Sunday when troopers were called to a shoplifting complaint at the Walmart on Jerome Drive in Dover.

When police arrived they located 37-year-old Jerry Eaton, of Felton, exiting the store and took him into custody.

While in custody, police say Eaton provided troopers with false identification in order to avoid the discovery of an active capias out of Kent County Superior Court.

Troopers also observed that Eaton’s vehicle, which parked in the fire lane, had a fictitious registration plate displayed. A search of his car reportedly led to the discovery of approximately 4.4 grams of heroin and drug paraphernalia.

Eaton was arrested and charged with Possession With Intent to Distribute of a Controlled Substance Tier 2 Quantity (Felony), Possession of Controlled Substance Tier 2 Quantity (Felony), Shoplifting Under $1500, Criminal Impersonation, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was arraigned and was due to be released on his own recognizance; however, he was issued a $5,000 cash bond on his outstanding capias and was committed to Howard R. Young Correctional Institute.

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