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Laurel Man Arrested for Carrying Concealed Handgun 2-19-2020

Incident Number: 50-20-5685

Date/Time:  Tuesday, February 18th, 2020 at 9:45PM

Location:  South New Street at West Reed Street, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department arrested a 35-year-old Laurel man on gun charges on Tuesday evening.  Roderick Dixon was contacted at approximately 9:45PM in the area of S. New Street and W. Reed Street inside a vehicle.  Officers detected a strong odor of marijuana while contacting Dixon and located 1.3 grams of marijuana and a loaded 9mm handgun in his possession.  Dixon was taken into custody without incident and released on a $9,450 unsecured bond on the following charges:
-Carry Concealed Deadly Weapon
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited (Drug Possession)
-Possession of Marijuana
-Drug Paraphernalia

Roderick Dixon