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.