Delaware State Troopers were on patrol east of Laurel, in the area of Laurel Road and Shiloh Church Road, around 10:45 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, when they noticed a dark-colored Ford F-150 pickup truck traveling at a high rate of speed on Laurel Road.

They conducted a traffic stop; the operator and sole occupant of the vehicle was later identified as 53-year-old Millard L. Bouchard, of Laurel. Police detected the odor of marijuana coming from inside of the car, and a subsequent search turned up nine bags of heroin and 12.7 grams of marijuana. Bouchard was taken into custody without incident.

With a search warrant  for Bouchard's residence in the 18000 block of Phillips Hill Road in Laurel, police found an AR-15 assault rifle equipped with a homemade silencer, a Ruger .22 caliber handgun, ammunition and 2.47 pounds of marijuana at the residence.

Bouchard was arrested and charged with possession with the intent to deliver a controlled substance in a tier two quantity, three counts of possession of a firearm or ammunition by a person prohibited, possession of a destructive weapon, maintaining a drug property, and possession of a counterfeit substance. He was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in default of $62,000 secured bail.