Two men have been charged with selling marijuana and having weed-laced candies and brownies in their Townsend home, according to state police.
After receiving multiple complaints about illegal drug sales, troopers went to a home in the 100 block of Main Street about 2:10 p.m. Friday and watched a white Chevrolet Malibu pull into the driveway, said Master Cpl. Jeffrey Hale, a spokesman with Delaware State Police.
A man then got out of the passenger seat of the car and conducted “what appeared to be a hand-to-hand drug transaction” with the driver of the vehicle, Hale said, before the vehicle pulled away.
Troopers stopped the car and contacted the driver, later identified as 19-year-old Raymond Conaway, of Middletown, Hale said. While talking to him, they also smelled marijuana inside the vehicle, he said.
Conaway was unable to show a driver’s license or proof of insurance, which prompted police to have him get out of the vehicle, Hale said. As he did, they saw a clear plastic bag containing 3.13 grams of marijuana and $549 in cash in the driver’s door pocket of the car, Hale said.
A search of the entire vehicle led them to find two more bags containing 5.61 grams of marijuana inside, Hale said.
Conaway was subsequently arrested and charged with possession with the intent to deliver a controlled substance, conspiracy, no proof of motor vehicle insurance and no operator’s license in possession. He was later released on $10,000 unsecured bail.
Police then went back to the Main Street home, where they spoke to 18-year-old William Garber and again, detected marijuana coming from inside the house, Hale said. When troopers asked if they could search the residence, Garber agreed, leading police to find more than 128 grams of marijuana candy and a marijuana-laced brownie weighing about 58 grams, he said.
Garber was transported to Troop 9 where he was charged with possession with the intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance in a Tier 1 quantity, maintaining a drug property and conspiracy.
He was later released on $20,000 unsecured bail.