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Traffic Stop Results in Drug Arrest 8-20-18

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-27751

Date/Time:   Friday, August 17th, 2018 at 6:18PM

Location:   Northbound Bay Road at Transportation Circle, Dover, DE (Traffic Stop)

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


The Dover Police Department seized $2,910 in drug proceeds, 398.7 grams of marijuana, and drug paraphernalia on a traffic stop on Friday evening.  At approximately 6:18PM, a patrol officer stopped Shawn Valentine (24) in the area of Bay Road and Transportation Circle for a traffic violation.  When the officer contacted Valentine, a strong odor of marijuana was coming from the vehicle.  A search of the vehicle resulted in the discovery of the above mentioned items.  

Valentine was taken into custody without incident and released on $4,000 unsecured bond on the following charges:
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana
-Possession of Controlled Substance (Tier 1)
-Drug Paraphernalia
-Various Traffic Violations

Shawn Valentine
Dover, DE