Traffic Stop Leads to Arrests for Counterfeit Drugs and Gun Possession 3-4-16

Complaint # 50-16-6882

Date/Time:   Thursday, March 3rd, 2016 at 7:09PM

Location:  Parking lot of 257 N. DuPont Hwy, Dover, DE (Urban Furniture Outlet)

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

Narrative:

Two men were arrested on a variety of charges following a traffic stop on Thursday evening.  At approximately 7:09PM, officers stopped a vehicle in the parking lot of the Urban Furniture Outlet and contacted Andre Owens (41) and Jason Westley (38) inside the vehicle and noticed Owens trying to conceal a large bag of suspected crack cocaine.  Officers removed both subjects from the vehicle and located 57.6 grams of counterfeit crack cocaine, packaged for resale.  Officers also located a loaded 9mm Glock 43 handgun in Westley’s waistband.  Further investigation revealed that the handgun was reported stolen in January of 2016.    Both men were arrested without incident.

Jason Westley Age: 38 Address: N. New Street, Dover, DE Charges: Possession of Firearm/Ammunition by Person Prohibited (x2) Carry Concealed Deadly Weapon Receiving Stolen Firearm Bond:  Committed to JTVCC on $26,000 cash bond

Jason Westley
Age: 38
Address: N. New Street, Dover, DE

Charges:
Possession of Firearm/Ammunition by Person Prohibited (x2)
Carry Concealed Deadly Weapon
Receiving Stolen Firearm

Bond: Committed to JTVCC on $26,000 cash bond

Andre Owens Age: 41 Address: 500 block of Pear Street, Dover, DE Charges: Possession with Intent to Deliver Counterfeit Substance Tampering with Physical Evidence Possession of Counterfeit Controlled Substance Resisting Arrest Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Bond: Committed to JTVCC on Administrative Warrant and Cash Bond

Andre Owens
Age: 41
Address: 500 block of Pear Street, Dover, DE

Charges:
Possession with Intent to Deliver Counterfeit Substance
Tampering with Physical Evidence
Possession of Counterfeit Controlled Substance
Resisting Arrest
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Bond: Committed to JTVCC on Administrative Warrant and Cash Bond

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