WILMINGTON — Late last month, Wilmington Police detectives pursued a man driving at a high speed down Market Street and into oncoming traffic before locating the man walking down North Kerr Avenue.
When they searched his car, they found a duffel bag with an estimated 22,500 dosage units of packaged heroin, a large sum of cash, and 36 loose packages of heroin with two valves of cocaine base crack.
According to WPD spokesperson Jessica Williams, the street value of the seized drugs equates to roughly $225,000, weighing a total of 450 grams.
On May 28, WPD Special Investigative Division detectives tried to stop the vehicle he was driving between Lingo Drive and New Center Drive.
“The vehicle fled at a high rate of speed on Market St., running red lights, traveling in unauthorized lanes and moving into oncoming traffic,” according to a Tuesday afternoon release from the WPD.
According to police, the pursuit ended at the 100 block of North Kerr Avenue, the first block north of Market Street, where detectives located the suspect walking.
Detectives and a K-9 unit tracked back to the vehicle and came across the large quantity of heroin and cash.
David Alexander Rogers is being held under a $2,002,500 secure bond after he was arrested and charged with Fugitive from Justice (wanted out of New Jersey), Trafficking Heroin, Possession with Intent to Sell or Distribute a Schedule I Controlled Substance, and Resist/Delay/Obstruct Public Officer (RDO).
Detectives also found drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle. An exact count of the heroin will be determined once the packages are sent to the state lab, according to a WPD spokesperson.