Police: Drug dealing arrest made in Lewes


LEWES - Tyler Sutton, 61, of Lewes was arrested Thursday on drug dealing charges following a traffic stop, authorities said.

According to spokesman Senior Cpl. Leonard DeMalto, Mr. Sutton was seen talking on his cell phone when driving on Coastal Highway at approximately 4:10 p.m. Police said the trooper contacted Mr. Sutton following the stop and he appeared to be extremely nervous. Mr. Sutton also did not have his license, registration, or proof of insurance in his possession, police said.

The trooper asked Mr. Sutton to exit the vehicle, police said, and afterwards he had his drug-certified canine partner conduct a free-air sniff of the car’s exterior. The dog alerted to the presence of an odor of narcotics, and a search of the car led to the discovery of approximately 450 MDMA / ecstasy tablets in the trunk stored in a large plastic bag, police said.

Mr. Sutton was also found to be in possession of approximately $2,200 in suspected drug dealing proceeds, police said.

Mr. Sutton was charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance in a Tier 3 quantity, possession of drug paraphernalia, and numerous traffic offenses. He was
arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 2 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $52,000 secured bond.

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