Lewes man faces drug, weapons charges after resisting arrest

November 26, 2021

A Lewes man faces charges Nov. 23 after police said he resisted arrest during a traffic stop before police found a loaded weapon and drugs in the car.

The man was driving at 3:48 p.m. northbound on Route 113 in Millsboro with his two young children in the backseat of the car, neither properly secured in car seats, said Master Cpl. Heather Pepper of the Delaware State Police.

Police pulled over the car near a storage facility and contacted the driver, Cedrick Fooks, 29. Police detected a strong odor of marijuana, Pepper said, and Fooks displayed signs of driving under the influence.

Fooks refused to obey commands to exit the car several times before finally getting out, Pepper said. As a trooper attempted to take Fooks into custody, Pepper said, Fooks resisted arrest and tried to grab an object underneath the driver seat with one of his hands. The trooper and Fooks struggled until another trooper arrived on scene, Pepper said, and both troopers were able to take Fooks into custody. During the altercation, she said, both troopers assigned to Delaware State Police Troop 4 sustained minor injuries. Fooks was not injured during the altercation, she said. 

A probable cause search was conducted on the vehicle, and police found 2,974 bags of heroin, about 387.27 grams of marijuana, about 8.54 grams of crack cocaine, Percocet pills, oxycodone hydrochloride pills, a loaded 9mm Glock 19 handgun with 15 rounds in the magazine, and $3,368.00 in suspected drug proceeds.

Fooks was transported to Delaware State Police Troop 4, and charged with two counts felony second-degree assault on law enforcement, felony resisting arrest with force, two counts endangering the welfare of a child, criminal mischief, and other drug and weapons charges.

Fooks was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court 3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in default of $64,200 bond.


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