Troopers Arrest Man for Drug Offenses and Resisting Arrest at Dover Area Royal Farms

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Delaware State Police arrested 42-year-old Paul Brand of Smyrna, Delaware, for drug offenses and resisting arrest after he caused a disturbance at a Royal Farms in Dover yesterday evening.

On May 29, 2024, at approximately 7:15 p.m., a trooper responded to the Royal Farms located at 5456 North Dupont Highway, Dover, for a report of a disorderly male in the restroom. Upon arriving, the trooper discovered an unknown male had been causing a disturbance by screaming and yelling in the men’s restroom for over an hour. The trooper made contact with the male, later identified as Paul Brand, and conducted a search of his person. During the search, the trooper discovered a clear plastic sandwich bag containing numerous small plastic orange capsules filled with a white powdery substance. The trooper then attempted to take Brand into custody, during which Brand failed to comply with verbal commands and struck the trooper. In the ensuing struggle, Brand continued forcefully resisting as he flushed the plastic bag containing the capsules down the toilet. Brand was ultimately taken into custody after a taser was utilized.

Brand was taken to Troop 9, where he was charged with the offenses listed below, arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 7, and released on his own recognizance.

  • Tampering with Physical Evidence (Felony)
  • Resisting Arrest (Felony)
  • Possession of Controlled Substance except Human Growth Hormone without Prescription
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Criminal Trespass

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