WILMINGTON — The Wilmington Police Department arrested a man for trafficking heroin on Tuesday evening.
Officers responded to the 1100 block of North 6th Street around 9:40 p.m. in response to reports of a suspicious person.
The suspicious person was identified as Nehmiah Thurston, 38, of New Jersey. According to police spokeswoman Jennifer Dandron, Thurston was highly intoxicated. During a search, officers discovered 220 bindles of heroin on his person. Thurston was placed under arrest and transported to the hospital.
Thurston has been charged with trafficking heroin, possession with intent to manufacture, sell and/or distribute heroin and manufacture, sell, distribute and possess a controlled substance within 1000 feet of a school.
Thurston did not receive a bond because of the trafficking charge.