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Vehicle Stop Leads to Marijuana and Gun Arrest 1-22-15

Complaint # 50-16-2286

Date/Time:  Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 6:40PM

Location:  North DuPont Highway at Rustic Lane (Vehicle Stop)

Officer Releasing Information:   M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer


The Dover Police Department arrested a Smyrna man for carrying a concealed firearm during a traffic stop on Thursday evening.  Anthony Turpin, 25, was stopped for a violation in the area of North DuPont Highway and Rustic Lane.  During the stop, Dover Police K9 Britt, alerted to the presence of narcotics in the vehicle.  A search was conducted and 3 grams of marijuana were found inside the vehicle, as well as a 9mm Glock handgun.  Turpin was taken into custody without incident and issued a civil violation for marijuana possession and charged with Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon.  He was released on $2,500 unsecured bond after being arraigned at JP Court 7.

Anthony Turpin Age: 25 Address: Unit Block of Van Buren Court, Smyrna, DE