CAMDEN, MD – A 43-year-old man was charged by the Delaware State Police after he was pulled over by Delaware State Troopers on the POW-MIA Parkway. During the initiation of the stop, police alleged 43-year-old Charles Comegys of Sudlersville, Maryland threw a bag of drugs out of his window as he pulled over for responding officers.
On Saturday, at 5:57 p.m., a trooper on patrol observed a gray GMC Sierra traveling westbound on Charles Polk Road at the intersection of John Clarke Road.
“The operator of the Sierra appeared to be falling asleep behind the wheel, and the pickup truck struck a posted stop sign at this intersection. The trooper attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the truck on POW-MIA Parkway, but the operator failed to stop,” the Delaware State Police said. “The Sierra continued onto southbound South Dupont Highway, and the trooper noticed that the driver threw a bag out of the window and onto the road. The operator committed several other moving violations before coming to a stop on Old North Road west of Old Camden Road. Contact was made with the driver, identified as Charles Comegys, who showed signs of impairment.”
Police have reported a DUI investigation began, and Comegys was taken into custody at the scene without further incident. A search of the Sierra led to the discovery of drug paraphernalia. The discarded bag was recovered from South Dupont Highway, and it was found to contain approximately 31.68 grams of suspected heroin.