Traffic stop leads to drug bust in Cool Spring

February 16, 2018

A traffic stop led Delaware State Police detectives to the discovery of drugs in the Cool Spring Farms development. 

At about 7:30 p.m., Feb. 15, members of the Sussex County Governor’s Task Force stopped a vehicle on Fisher Road and made contact with the driver, 47-year-old Carolyn Faust of Lewes. Simultaneously, another person, identified as 55-year-old George Edwards of Milton, approached Faust's vehicle on foot. As Edwards approached detectives with his hands in his pockets, officers gave him verbal commands to remove his hands from his pockets. When he did, he threw his hands up while throwing objects up into the air. Edwards tried to flee, but detectives deployed a Taser and took him into custody.

Edwards was found to be in possession of a drug paraphernalia, 2.12 grams of crack cocaine and 3.54 grams of marijuana. Edwards was transported to Troop 4 and charged with resisting arrest, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, second-degree conspiracy, tampering with evidence and possession of marijuana. He was arraigned and committed to the Sussex County Correctional Institution on $46,201 cash-only bond.

Faust was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia. She was taken into custody and charged with second-degree conspiracy, criminal solicitation, possession of drug paraphernalia and traffic-related offenses. Faust was arraigned and released on $5,202 unsecured bond.