Traffic stop leads to several charges for Lewes man

Millsboro, DE- Delaware State Police arrested Cedrick Fooks, 29, of Lewes, on multiple criminal charges after drugs and a loaded handgun were located in his vehicle during a traffic stop. Fooks also resisted arrest and injured two troopers when being taken into custody.

On November 23, 2021, at approximately 3:48 p.m., a trooper on routine patrol on northbound DuPont Blvd. (US 113) observed Cedrick Fooks operating a white Chevrolet Impala traveling northbound DuPont Blvd. in the same area. The trooper conducted a computer inquiry on the vehicle and discovered Fooks driver’s license was suspended, and he had an active capias out of Justice of the Peace Court #3 for Failing to Appear. A traffic stop was conducted on the Impala in the parking lot of DE Storage located at 28862 Dupont Blvd., Millsboro. Upon contact with Fooks, a strong odor of Marijuana was detected, and he displayed signs of driving under the influence. Also observed in the backseat of Fooks vehicle were his two young children, not properly secured in car seats. Fooks refused to obey commands to exit the car. After being instructed multiple times, Fooks exited the Impala. As the trooper attempted to take Fooks into custody, he resisted arrest and tried to grab an object underneath the driver seat with one of his hands. The trooper engaged in a physical altercation with Fooks as he actively resisted with force. Another trooper arrived on scene, and both troopers were able to take Fooks into custody. During the altercation, both troopers assigned to Delaware State Police Troop 4 sustained minor injuries. Fooks was not injured during the altercation. 

A probable cause search was conducted on the vehicle, and located inside were the following items:

  • 2,974 bags of Heroin
  • Approximately 387.27 grams of Marijuana
  • Approximately 8.54 grams of Crack Cocaine
  • 61- 15mg of Percocet pills
  • 5- 30mg Oxycodone Hydrochloride pills
  • 1- Loaded 9mm Glock 19 handgun with 15 rounds in the magazine
  • $3,368.00 in suspected drug proceeds

Fooks was transported to Delaware State Police Troop 4, and charged with the following crimes:

  • Two Counts- Assault Second Degree on Law Enforcement (Felony)
  • Resisting Arrest with Force (Felony)
  • Two Counts- Endangering the Welfare of a Child
  • Criminal Mischief 
  • Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony (Felony)
  • Possession With Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance- Tier 3 Quantity (Felony)
  • Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited (Felony)
  • Possession With Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance- Tier 2 Quantity (Felony)
  • Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited (Felony)
  • Two Counts- Possession With Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance (Felony)
  • Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon (Firearm)
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Driving While Suspended
  • Driving Under the Influence of Drugs
  • Two Counts- Failure to Properly Secure Children

Fooks was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on a $64,200.00 bond.

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