Traffic Stop in Seaford Leads to Arrest of Georgetown Man


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A traffic stop in Seaford Saturday afternoon led to the arrest of a 43 year old Georgetown man. Delaware State Police spotted Aaron Matthews’ Mercedes and found it had an invalid registration. The trooper tried to stop the car, but Matthews continued driving at a slow speed onto Sussex Highway. Eventually Matthews stopped the car on Middleford Road and he was arrested. A 16 year old boy was also in the car and turned over to a family member. A search of the car turned up a small amount of crack cocaine on the driver floorboard – more cocaine was found in the police car where Matthews had been sitting – and tried to hide it.

Matthews was taken to Troop 5 and charged with the following crimes:

  • Possession of a Controlled Substance in a Tier 3 Quantity (Felony)
  • Possession With Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance (Felony)
  • Tampering With Evidence (Felony)
  • Endangering the Welfare of a Child
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Traffic offenses

Matthews was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 3 and was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $23,209 cash bond.