Lincoln man arrested on drug charges in Frederica

34-year-old Emmanuel Vargas-Lopez, of Lincoln, DE – Delaware State Police Dept.

A Lincoln man was arrested after police say they found a plethora of drugs in Frederica.

According to the Delaware State Police Department, around 2:16 p.m., Saturday troopers were dispatched to reports of suspicious activity in the 100 block of Holly Drive in High Point Mobile Home Park. The 911 caller was requesting police help remove a man from her property after he failed to leave after being instructed to do so multiple times.

When troopers arrived, police say they made contact with 34-year-old Emmanuel Vargas-Lopez who was still trespassing on the property.

As Lopez was taken into custody, police say he began resisting arrest and tried to head-butt the arresting officers. At the same time, he allegedly attempted to swallow a bag of heroin to destroy evidence.

Lopez was ultimately taken into custody and during a search the following items were located: 102 Oxycodone Hydrochloride pills, 6 Acetaminophen/Xanax pills, 3.46 grams of suspected counterfeit-controlled-substance heroin, 4.48 grams of suspected counterfeit-controlled-substance cocaine, and five crystal rocks suspected to be methamphetamine.

Before Lopez trespassed on Holly Drive, police say he used a firearm while driving past homes in the community and fired two rounds into the air. An examination of the crime scene was conducted, and spent shell casings were discovered in the roadway. In the same area, two individuals were standing outside in close proximity to where the shootings occurred.

Lopez’s vehicle was located parked in the area and two black handguns with extended magazines were observed in plain view, according to police.

Lopez was charged with Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony (Felony), Possession With Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance (Felony), Possession of a Deadly Weapon by a Person Prohibited (Felony), Tampering With Physical Evidence (Felony) (Two Counts)- Reckless Endangering Second Degree, Resisting Arrest, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Criminal Trespass Third Degree. He was arraigned and released after posting a $25,601 secured bond.

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