The Delaware State Police Sussex County Drug Unit arrested a Millsboro man after an investigation into illegal drug distribution.

The Sussex County Drug Unit, with the assistance of the Sussex County Governor's Task Force, concluded a month-long investigation of Karmikus T. Smith after information was received he was distributing heroin throughout Sussex County.

Smith, age 41, of Millsboro, was contacted after a traffic stop was conducted on his GMC Yukon on Frankford School Road. Smith and a 58-year-old male passenger were taken into custody without incident. A search warrant was obtained for the SUV, and the search yielded 1,092 bags, 7.64 grams, of heroin and more than $500 in suspected drug proceeds.

Smith was transported back to Troop 4 in Georgetown where he was charged with possession of a controlled substance in a tier five quantity, possession with intent to deliver heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was arraigned at JP2 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $61,000.00 cash bond.

The 58-year-old male passenger was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and released on an unsecured bond.