Man faces drug charges after flagging down police

21-year-old Theodore Milner of the 4900 block of Oxford Avenue in Philadelphia has been charged with a felony drug violation after he and a friend flagged down a police officer to ask for a ride as their car had run out of gas on Interstate I-95.

June 6, 2010 3:02:57 PM PDT
New Castle County Police arrest a man on drug charges after he flagged down officers for a lift.

21-year-old Theodore Milner of the 4900 block of Oxford Avenue in Philadelphia has been charged with a felony drug violation after he and a friend flagged down a police officer to ask for a ride as their car had run out of gas on Interstate I-95.

Milner was found to have three outstanding warrants for his arrest and later to be in possession of seven bags of marijuana and a digital scale.

On Saturday at 7:38 p.m., two County police officers were traveling on Churchman's Road near the Christiana River when they passed two pedestrians who were walking in the same direction. One of the pedestrians waved his hands and arms at the officers as if they were in need of help.

The officers then turned around to check to see if they could assist the pedestrians.

Both men indicated their vehicle was disabled on I-95 because they had run out of gas. They then asked for a ride to a local gas station. The officers agreed to give them a ride, but conducted a computer inquiry and learned Milner had three warrants out for his arrest.

He was then taken into custody and found to be in possession of seven bags of marijuana.

Milner has been charged with possession with the intent to deliver marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He has been arraigned and committed to the Howard Young Prison after failing to post $1,500 secured bail.


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