A Middletown man accused of dealing crack and marijuana told police it was a short-time thing to avoid the bank foreclosing on his house, police said.
However, police said, the man has a past criminal history that includes prior drug possession convictions.
When police stopped Christopher White, 35, and his wife, Tiwanda White, 35, on Main Street near Kings Avenue on Tuesday night, they found crack cocaine, marijuana, scales, packaging material and a large amount of cash on the couple, police said.
Christopher White told police that he had only started selling drugs a short time ago because the bank was going to foreclose on his Heather Square house, police said.
But, this was not Christopher White's first drug arrest.
His name had come up on several investigations in the past, over a long time period, the detective informed him.
Christopher White acted surprised and again insisted that he’d only sold drugs for a short period of time, police said.
The couple was charged with operating a drug factory; several drug possession charges, including near a school because the vehicle stop was near Apple Day Care; and two counts of risk of injury to a child.
Christopher White was taken into custody and held on a $250,000 surety bond and Tiwanda White was held on a $100,000 surety bond.
Both are due in court on July 30.