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Parking Violation Leads to Drug Arrest 1-21-2020

Incident Number: 50-20-2302

Date/Time:  Sunday, January 19th, 2020 at 1:24PM

Location:  Northdown Drive and Charring Cross Drive, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department arrested 28-year-old Deon Townsend on drug charges as a result of a parking violation on Sunday afternoon.  Officers contacted Townsend in the area of Northdown Drive and Charring Cross Drive in the Village of Westover after observing Townsend parked on a sidewalk.  Officers detected a smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle and asked Townsend if he had marijuana in his possession.  Townsend advised officers that he had a large amount of marijuana in the trunk.  When officers searched the vehicle, they located 439.30 grams of marijuana individually packaged into 21 bags.  Townsend was taken into custody without incident and later released on an O.R. bond on the following charges:
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana
-Possession of Marijuana
-Drug Paraphernalia
-Parking Violation

Deon Townsend
Age: 28
Magnolia, DE