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Traffic Stop Leads to Drug and Firearms Arrest 12-9-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-39033

Date/Time:  Saturday, December 7th, 2019 at 2:44AM

Location:  Saulsbury Road, north of Forrest Avenue, Dover, DE (Traffic Stop)

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


The Dover Police Department arrested a Felton man on drug and firearms charges during a traffic stop on Saturday morning.  At approximately 2:44AM, officers stopped Jimar Murphy (25) for a registration violation.  During the stop a Dover Police K9 alerted on the vehicle for narcotics.  A search of the vehicle led to the discovery of 1.2 grams of crack cocaine, 1 gram of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and a loaded .40 caliber handgun which was hidden under the front seat of the car.

Jimar Murphy was taken into custody without incident and released on an O.R. bond on the following charges:
-Possession of Firearm/Ammo by Person Prohibited (2x)
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Crack Cocaine
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Carrying Concealed Deadly Weapon
-Drug Paraphernalia

Jimar Murphy
Age: 25
Felton, DE