Man discards large amount of heroin after car stop in Middletown
- Police attempted to pull over James G. Watson, 29, officers at around 1:20 a.m. in the area of the Spring Mill neighborhood for a traffic violation.
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Middletown Police are looking for the Newark man who discarded 650 bags of heroin while running from officers after a traffic stop Jan. 20.
Police attempted to pull over James G. Watson, 29, officers at around 1:20 a.m. in the area of the Spring Mill neighborhood for a traffic violation.
Watson, whose last known address is 204 Coventry Lane, sped away from the officer on Summit Bridge Road and turned into the Spring Mill neighborhood in an attempt to flee, police said.
Watson then stopped his Silver Honda Odyssey in the 200 block of Patience Way and exited the vehicle, fleeing on foot behind the houses.
As he was running, police said that he discarded multiple items, which was later found to be 650 bags of heroin packaged for sale, with a street value of more than $3,000.
New Castle County Police and the Delaware State Police aviation unit assisted Middletown Police in searching the area for Watson, but could not find him, police said.
The woman who was in the car with Watson, Thao V. Tran, 23, of Middletown, attempted to flee the scene in the minivan while officers were pursing Watson on foot.
Tran, who Middletown Police had active warrants on, appeared at the Court of Common Pleas on unrelated charges Jan. 22, where she was taken into custody by the Capitol Police Department.
She was arraigned and given a $32,500 cash bond and a $23,500 secured bond and ordered to have no contact with the town of Middletown.
Police are still looking for Watson and ask anyone with information on his whereabouts to contact the Middletown Police Department at (302) 376-9950.