During the arrest, the suspect was found with 54.67 grams of crack cocaine and 17 Oxycodone pills, police said.
A Smyrna man was arrested on charges of assaulting two state troopers after a traffic stop Wednesday.
The incident happened at about 8:25 p.m., when members of the Kent County Governor's Task Force conducted a traffic stop on a Honda Accord traveling north on Dupont Parkway (Route 13), south of Smyrna Landing Road.
Police knew that the driver, James Mayer, 38, was wanted on an active warrant for a drug investigation.
As troopers attempted to place Mayer into custody, he began to resist. During the struggle, two troopers sustained minor injuries.
A trooper deployed his TASER, and Mayer was able to be detained.
One trooper went to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital where he was treated for his injuries and released. The second trooper declined medical treatment.
During the arrest Mayer was found with 54.67 grams of crack cocaine and 17 Oxycodone pills, police said.
Mayer was taken to Troop 3 where he was charged with possession of a controlled substance in a tier-5 quantity; manufacturing, delivering or possessing a controlled substance with intent to deliver in a tier-4 quantity, two counts of second-degree assault injuring a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest, possession of a controlled or counterfeit substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Mayer was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 11, for the new charges and for his active warrant on drug-related charges. He was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $120,000 secured bond while awaiting another court appearance.