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Dover Man Arrested for Possession of AK-47 and Drug Charges 1-7-2020

Incident Number: 50-20-00271

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


Maurice Parker (24) has been charged with multiple weapons charges and drug charges by the Dover Police Department.  On January 2nd, 2020, officers stopped Parker on Kentwood Drive during a vehicle stop.  Parker was found to be in possession of 7.62 caliber rounds (AK-47 ammunition).  Delaware Probation and Parole then executed an administrative search at Parker’s residence on Persimmon Tree Lane.  That search led to the discovery of .45 caliber ammunition and 10 bags of heroin.  

At the time, Parker was charged with the following offenses:
-Possession of Ammunition by Person Prohibited (2x)
-Possession of Heroin
-Drug Paraphernalia
-Violation of Probation

After further investigation, police discovered evidence that Parker was in possession of the AK-47 firearm.  Parker was then charged with Possession of a Firearm by Person Prohibited.

Parker was committed to SCI on a $10,200 bond on all charges.

Maurice Parker
Dover, DE