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Welfare Check Leads to Gun Arrest 9-25-2018

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-32235

Date/Time:   Tuesday, September 25th, 2018 at 12:27AM

Location:   Unit Block of Greenway lane, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department arrested 20-year-old Mykel Martin on gun and marijuana charges on Tuesday morning.  Officers responded to a welfare check at 12:27AM in the unit block of Greenway Lane for a man sleeping/passed out in his vehicle.  Officers contacted Martin and smelled a strong odor of marijuana.  A search of the vehicle led to the discovery of 2 grams of marijuana, a loaded handgun, and a box of ammunition.  

Martin was arrested without incident and charged with the following offenses:
-Possession of Marijuana
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited
-Carry Concealed Deadly Weapon

Martin was released on $7,500 unsecured bond.