Car crash investigation leads to heroin arrest of Harrington man

MILFORD – Lamaj Bougouneau, 22 of Harrington, was arrested Aug. 5 after officers from the Milford Police Department’s Patrol Division responded to a motor vehicle collision at Marvel Road on South DuPont Highway.

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Lamaj Bougouneau

Lamaj Bougouneau

During the investigation, officers said they became suspicious of one of the vehicles operators, believing they might have illegal drugs in the-9ir possession.

As a result of these suspicions, officers obtained a search warrant for the 1989 Ford Crown Victoria.  A search of this vehicle resulted in the seizure of 1,452 bags of heroin and drug paraphernalia.

Warrants were then obtained for the operator of the vehicle, identified as Bougouneau.  According to police, he has been charged with possessing a controlled substance in a tier five quantity; manufacturing, delivering or possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance with an aggravating factor, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while suspended or revoked, no valid insurance in possession, possession or consumption of marijuana personal use quantity 21 or older and following a motor vehicle too closely.

Bougouneau was arraigned at the Justice of the Peace Court #2, where bail was set at $80,750 secured.  Bougouneau was also wanted by the Kent County Court of Common Pleas, the court set bail on that capias at $1000.

Bougouneau was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution after failing to post bail. He is scheduled for a Preliminary Hearing on Aug. 11 at the Sussex County Court of Common Pleas.

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