3.5lbs of marijuana found in car, three arrested

NEW CASTLE, Del. - December 11, 2011

On Saturday at 3:00 p.m., Officer John-Paul Piser was on routine patrol while in the community of Sparrow Run when he observed a red Nissan Altima fail to use a turn signal as it turned from Brookmont Drive onto Route 40.

A short time later, the officer stopped the vehicle for the violation and contacted the driver, later identified as Britney Trigg, a 23 year old female who resides in the 600 block of Nimitz Road in Dover.

As the officer approached the vehicle, he detected a strong odor of an air freshener.

It was then discovered through a computer check that Trigg was driving with a suspended license and she could not provide the proper documentation for the vehicle.

As the officer returned to the vehicle, a distinct odor of marijuana was emanating from the interior of the car.

Trigg, along with her two passengers, later identified as Margareta Neal, a 28-year-old female who resides in the unit block of Raven Turn in the community of Sparrow Run and Steven Sage, a 27-year-old male from the unit block of Saint John Drive in Wilmington, were then asked to exit the vehicle.

Upon a search of the vehicle and occupants, officers found Neal to be in possession of 54 Oxycodone pills and 12.5 grams of marijuana.

During the search of the vehicle, officers located an additional 1621 grams (approximately 3.5lbs) of marijuana packaged in four large zip-lock freezer bags on the rear seat.

Britney Trigg was charged with Conspiracy in the Second Degree, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Driving with a Suspended License, Failure to Have Insurance Identification, and Failure to Signal She was arraigned and committed to the Delores J. Baylor Women's Correctional Institute after failing to post $18,000 secured bail.

Margareta Neal was charged with Conspiracy in the Second Degree, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Oxycodone Pills, and Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana. She was arraigned and released on $51,000 unsecured bond.

Steven Sage was charged with Conspiracy in the Second Degree, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of Marijuana He was arraigned and committed to the Howard Young Correctional Institute after failing to post $17,000 secured bail.

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