A 40-year-old man was charged after Delaware State Police said Wednesday they discovered more than 1,100 bags of heroin in his vehicle during a traffic stop Tuesday evening. 

According to authorities, Elwood M. Hunter was pulled over around 7:20 p.m. on June 25, 2019, in the area of DuPoint Highway at the south Smyrna exit ramp. 

Police said he was operating a Nissan Maxima displaying a fake license plate, and was operating the vehicle without registration or insurance. 

A search of the vehicle turned up 1,126 bags of heroin weighing 7.882 grams, drug paraphernalia, and a small child in the back seat who was not properly restrained, police said. 

Hunter was charged with possession of a controlled substance-Tier V quantity, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, endangering the welfare of a child, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to have insurance identification, operation of an unregistered motor vehicle, and child restraint. He was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution in lieu of $41,250 secured bond. 

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