After being called to a residence on Parkview Street in Millville by the Sea around 9 p.m. on April 2 for a reported domestic incident, Delaware State Police subsequently arrested a 62-year-old Ocean View man on drug charges.
According to M. Cpl. Gary Fournier, public information officer for the DSP, Gerald K. “Jerry” Mueller, 62, and his wife had become involved in a verbal altercation over a black duffle bag he was allegedly hiding from her, which led to a physical altercation between them.
Police said that, when Mueller’s 44-year-old wife attempted to see what was in the duffle bag, he allegedly “pushed her to the ground and pulled her hair, before releasing the duffel bag and leaving in his car.”
Fournier said that, upon opening the bag, Mueller’s wife reportedly observed drugs and drug paraphernalia inside and called state police to the home. Troopers seized the bag, which contained 342 grams of suspected marijuana.
Mueller turned himself in to police on April 3 and was charged with Possession of Marijuana, three counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Offensive Touching — all misdemeanors. He was released on $2,500 unsecured bond.