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Traffic Stop Leads to Drugs/Weapons Charges for Dover Man 10-3-17

Incident/Complaint#:  50-17-32151

Date/Time:  Monday, October 2nd, 2017 at 10:51

Location:  Division Street at S. West Street, Dover, DE (Traffic Stop)

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


The Dover Police Department arrested 27-year-old Philip Wooten on drug and weapons offenses following a traffic stop on Monday morning.  At approximately 10:51 a.m., officers from the Dover Police Street Crimes Unit and Delaware Probation and Parole stopped Wooten in the area of Division Street and S. West Street for an expired vehicle registration.  During the stop, officers conducted an “open air sniff” of the vehicle’s exterior using a department canine.  The Dover Police canine alerted to the vehicle and officers discovered 10.8 grams of fentanyl, 1.5 grams of powder cocaine, and 30 tablets of MDMA.  Delaware Probation and Parole then executed an Administrative Search Warrant on Wooten’s apartment at 87 Par Haven Drive.  During this search, officers located 9mm and .45 caliber ammunition in the residence.  Wooten is a person prohibited from possession firearms or ammunition due to prior felony convictions.

Wooten was committed to JTVCC in default of 81,025 secured bond on the following charges:
-Possession of Cocaine
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Fentanyl
-Possession with Intent to Deliver MDMA
-Possession of Ammunition by Person Prohibited (2x)
-Possession of Controlled Substance w/ Agg. Factor
-Drug Paraphernalia

Philip Wooten