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Traffic Stop Leads to Drug and Firearm Arrest 3-27-16

Incident/Complaint#:  50-17-9051

Date/Time:  Friday, March 24th, 2017 at 10:04PM

Location: S. DuPont Highway at Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Dover, DE (Traffic Stop)

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


The Dover Police Department Street Crimes Unit arrested 24-year-old Brandon Thompson on drug and weapons offenses following a traffic stop on Friday night.  At approximately 10:04PM, Thompson was stopped at S. DuPont Highway at Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. for an equipment violation.  Officers noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and a handgun in the vehicle in plain sight.  Officers took Thompson into custody and a further search of the vehicle and Thompson led to the discovery of 13.2 grams of marijuana, .035 grams of heroin, and 4.2 grams of MDMA.

Thompson was released on $2,310 unsecured bond on the following charges:
-Drug Paraphernalia
-Possession of Marijuana
-Possession of Controlled Substance (Tier 1 Qty-MDMA)
-Possession of Heroin
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony

Brandon Thompson
Age: 24
New Castle, DE