The suspect was arrested after allegedly throwing bags of heroin out of his car during a stop for a traffic violation on Summit Bridge Road.

The Delaware State Police Governor’s Task Force, with the assistance of Probation and Parole officers, arrested a Townsend man on multiple drug-related charges after he was stopped for a traffic violation Thursday night.

At about 8:30 p.m., police saw a silver Cadillac DeVille being driven in an erratic manner north on Summit Bridge Road (Route 71) north of the intersection with U.S. Route 13 near Townsend.

Officers signaled for the driver to pull over. After an extended period of time, the vehicle stopped in the driveway of a residence in the 6000 block of Summit Bridge Road near Main Street/Pine Tree Road in Townsend.

As officers approached the vehicle to talk with the driver, they saw him throw an object out of the passenger’s window. Officers found the object, which proved to be three bundles of heroin, police said.

The driver was identified as Robert G. Collins Jr., 53, of Townsend.

In a search of Collins and the Cadillac, officers found 416 bags of heroin (32 bundles) totaling 2.192 grams, along with 5 grams of marijuana, and $1,995.

Collins was taken to Delaware State Police Troop 2 where he was charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance in a tier-two quantity, possession of a controlled substance in a tier-two quantity, tampering with physical evidence and failure to remain in a single lane of travel, police said.

He was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 11 and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in lieu of $11,050 secured bail while awaiting another court appearance.

Police are asking anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Governor’s Task Force at 302-834-2620. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or at