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WPD seize more than 50 bags of heroin, one arrested after chase

David Allen Ward was charged with multiple drug possession crimes. (WPD).

WILMINGTON — A Wilmington man was arrested Sunday on multiple drug possession charges and violation of felony probation.

David Allen Ward, 46, was charged with possession with intent to distribute a Schedule I controlled substance, possession of a Schedule I controlled substance, possession with intent to distribute a Schedule II controlled substance, possession of a Schedule II controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, expired registration card/tag, felony probation violation, and resist/delay/obstruct.

Ward was taken into custody after the Wilmington Police Department attempted to initiate a traffic stop around 1:50 p.m. on Jan. 8. at Ninth and Ann streets.

After taking him into custody, WPD’s search yielded 50 small bags of heroin.

According to WPD spokesperson Brandon Shope, each small bag typically carries around 0.02 grams of heroin in it. While an official weight has not been determined in this case, by Shope’s estimate the total would be around 1 gram.

WPD report as its officers activated their emergency lights, Ward jumped out of the driver’s seat of his vehicle and fled down an alley. A perimeter was established and he was eventually located in the 700 block of Ann Street.

Ward is being held at the New Hanover County Sherriff’s Office Detention Center under a $505,000 secured bond.


Reach journalist Brenna Flanagan at brenna@localdailymedia.com 

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