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392 Grams Of Marijuana, Handgun, and Over $6,000 Cash Seized During Traffic Stop 3-29-16

Complaint # 50-16-9649

Date/Time:   Monday, March 28th, 2016 at 6:43PM

Location:  Reese Street and Lincoln Street, Dover, DE

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



The Dover Police Department Street Crimes Unit with assistance from Delaware Probation and Parole seized 392.8 grams of marijuana, a loaded 9mm handgun, and $6509.00 in drug proceeds during a traffic stop on Monday evening.  At approximately 6:43PM, officers stopped Giovanni Echevarria for a traffic violation in the area of Reese Street and Lincoln Street.  When officers approached the vehicle, they detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.  A search of the vehicle led to the discovery of 392.8 grams of marijuana along with a loaded 9mm Ruger handgun, and $6509.00 in drug proceeds.

Echevarria was arrested without incident and committed to JTVCC in default of $9,201.00 secured bond on the following charges:
-Failure to Wear Seatbelt
-Driving with Suspended License
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana with Agg. Factor
-Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited
-Carry Concealed Deadly Weapon
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony

Giovanni Echevarria Age: 26 Address: Bentley Court, Dover, DE
Giovanni Echevarria
Age: 26
Address: Bentley Court, Dover, DE