Man charged after Wilmington traffic stop yields 22,500 units of heroin

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A man wanted as a fugitive from New Jersey is being held under a $2 million bond after a traffic stop in Wilmington.

David Alexander Rogers is charged with Fugitive from Justice, Trafficking Heroin, Possession with Intent to Sell or Distribute a Schedule I Controlled Substance, and Resist/Delay/Obstruct Public Officer.

On May 28, WPD Special Investigation Division detectives tried to stop a vehicle between Lingo Dr. and New Centre Dr.

Police say the vehicle sped off onto Market Street, ran red lights, and traveled in unauthorized lanes and moved into oncoming traffic.

The chase ended in the 100 block of N. Kerr Avenue, where the suspect was found walking.

Detectives, along with K-9, tracked back to the empty vehicle and came across:

– A plastic bag with 36 loose packages of heroin and two valves of cocaine base crack
– a duffel bag with an estimated 22,500 dosage units of packaged heroin (an exact count will be determined once the packages are sent to the lab)
– a large sum of cash
– and drug paraphernalia



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