CLAYTON — Two Pennsylvania residents were arrested on felony drug charges Friday, Delaware State Police said.
Senior Cpl. Leonard DeMalto said police learned that Thomas Ponzo, 26, of Sharon Hill, was using a 2021 Nissan Sentra to transport a significant amount of meth to a residence in Clayton.
Troopers located the Sentra in the Clayton area and were able to take Mr. Ponzo into custody as he stood outside the car. However, the driver of the Sentra, Khyree Dacoste, 32, of Philadelphia, began driving away, Cpl. DeMalto said.
Troopers used a stop stick to deflate the Sentra’s tires, and Mr. Dacoste was taken into custody a short distance away without further incident. A search of the vehicle led to the discovery of approximately 4 pounds of meth, police said.
Both men were charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance in a Tier 3 quantity, possession of a controlled substance in a Tier 3 quantity, tampering with physical evidence and second-degree conspiracy.
Mr. Dacoste was additionally charged with disregarding a police officer’s signal.
They were arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 2 and committed to Howard R. Young Correctional Institution, Wilmington. Mr. Dacoste received a $41,500 cash bond, while Mr. Ponzo received a $41,000 cash bond.