Delaware State Police have arrested 43-year-old Caheim Drake of Salisbury, Maryland on felony drug charges following a traffic stop that was conducted in Viola on Friday evening.
On August 5, 2022, at approximately 10:00 p.m., troopers on patrol observed a black 2018 Acura TLX traveling southbound on South Dupont Highway approaching Viola. Troopers noticed that the driver of the Acura failed to utilize his turn signal when he conducted a lane change. A traffic stop was initiated on South Dupont Highway in the area of East Evens Road and contact was made with the operator of the vehicle, identified as Caheim Drake. During the stop, a Delaware State Police canine conducted a free-air scan of the Acura. The canine alerted to the presence of an odor of narcotics, and Drake was searched at the scene. Troopers discovered that Drake was in possession of approximately 84.24 grams of cocaine and approximately 3.02 grams of marijuana.
Drake was taken into custody without incident and transported to Troop 3, where he was charged with the following offenses:
- Possession With Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance in a Tier 3 Quantity (Felony)
- Possession of a Controlled Substance in a Tier 3 Quantity (Felony)
- Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
- Possession of Marijuana
- Failure to Signal
Drake was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court # 7 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $80,102 secured bond.