Seaford teen released after police say he was caught with bundles of heroin

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18-year-old Toja Ricketts, of Seaford, DE. (Seaford Police Dept.)

A Seaford teen was released after police say he was caught with two bundles of heroin, crack cocaine, and drug paraphernalia during a traffic stop.

According to the Seaford Police Department, shortly before 11 p.m., Sunday officers stopped a vehicle driven by 18-year-old Toja Ricketts after he was spotted driving on a suspended license.

During the course of the traffic stop, a strong odor of marijuana could be smelled coming from the vehicle, according to police, who conducted a search of the car and found one bundle of heroin and various forms of paraphernalia consistent with drug dealing.

A search of Ricketts revealed an additional bundle of heroin, a digital scale, a baggie containing crack cocaine, and a large amount of cash believed to be proceeds from drug dealing, police said.

A total of 23 bags of heroin were recovered along with 1.2 grams of crack cocaine, a B.B. gun, and an undisclosed amount of cash.

Ricketts was arrested and charged with two counts of Possession with Intent to Distribute, two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was arraigned and released on his own recognizance.