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Traffic Stop for Seat belt Violation Leads to Drug Arrest 3-14-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-7274

Location:  West Division Street and South Bradford Street, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department arrested Jamaal Curry on drug charges during a traffic stop on Tuesday evening.  At approximately 5:39PM on March 12th, 2019, a Dover officer observed a Nissan Altima traveling in the area of West Division Street and South Bradford Street with a passenger not wearing a seat belt.  The officer stopped the vehicle and contacted the driver, Jamaal Curry (39).  While Curry was looking for his identification, the officer observed in plain view, a brass knuckles marijuana vape pen in the center console of the vehicle.  A subsequent search of the vehicle led to the discovery of 139 bags of heroin and 12 Oxycodone pills.

Curry was arrested without incident and released on an O.R. bond on the following offenses:
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin
-Possession of  a Controlled Substance(Rx pills)
-Possession of Marijuana
-Seatbelt Violation