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Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrest in Simon Circle

Incident Number: 50-21-17010

Date/Time:  Monday, June 14th, 2021 at 11:22 a.m.

Location: Simon Circle and West North Street, Dover, DE

Contact:   Dover Police Department Public Information Office
Sergeant Mark Hoffman   Email: Mark.Hoffman@cj.state.de.us


The Dover Police Department arrested James Jennings (30) on drug charges after being stopped for a traffic violation on Monday.  Officers from Dover Police and Delaware Probation and Parole attempted to stop Jennings in the area of Simon Circle and West North Street for driving with a suspended license.  Jennings threw an object out of the window before stopping.  When officers placed Jennings in handcuffs, he attempted to break away from officers and flee on foot, but was apprehended once again.  Officers locate the item Jennings threw from the vehicle and discovered it was two large plastic bags containing a total of 82 smaller bags of crack cocaine weighing approximately 31.1 grams.  

Jennings was committed to SCI on a $42,100 secured bond on the following offenses:
-Possession of Crack Cocaine
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Crack Cocaine
-Drug Paraphernalia
-Tampering with Physical Evidence
-Resisting Arrest
-Driving While Suspended

James Jennings
Dover, DE