Date Posted: Thursday, September 17th, 2020

Dagsboro- Delaware State Police arrested 19-year-old Deshawn Godwin of Seaford on felony drug-related charges following a traffic stop. 

On September 16, 2020, at approximately 3:07 p.m., a trooper on patrol on Power Plant Road observed a lime green Lincoln passenger vehicle operating on the roadway with no valid registration. The vehicle turned on to a private driveway, and the trooper initiated a traffic stop. Later identified as Godwin, the front right passenger exited the car and walked toward a parked vehicle in the driveway and tossed an object underneath the vehicle. Godwin was instructed to get back into the vehicle, and he complied. Contact was made with the 24-year-old male operator, and an investigation ensued. Located under the parked car was a sandwich bag with approximately 14.32 grams of cocaine inside, 130 bags of heroin weighing approximately 0.91 grams, and drug paraphernalia. A search incident to arrest was conducted, and located in Godwin’s pant pocket was one empty bag of heroin.

Godwin was taken into custody without incident and transported to Troop 4, where he was charged with the following crimes:

  • Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance (Tier 2- Felony)
  • Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance (Felony)
  • Tampering with Physical Evidence (Felony)
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (3 counts)

Godwin was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court #2 and released on his own recognizance.

The operator was charged with the following traffic violations and released:

  • Failure to have Insurance in Possession
  • Fictitious Tag
  • Expired Tag

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Heather Pepper

Released: 091720 0830

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