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Traffic Stop Leads to Firearm and Drug Arrest

Incident Number: 50-21-37094

Date/Time:  Sunday, December 5th, 2021 at 2:10 a.m.

Location: N. DuPont Highway and White Oak Road, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department arrested Travis Ostan (19) on firearms and drug charges during a traffic stop on Sunday morning. At approximately 2:10 a.m., officers stopper Ostan for a motor vehicle violation in the area of White Oak Road and North DuPont Highway. During the stop, officers smelled a strong odor of marijuana and observed paraphernalia in plain view. During a search of the vehicle, a 9mm handgun was located under the driver seat. In addition to the firearm, officers also located a total of 7 Oxycodone pills and a digital scale.

Ostan was committed to SCI on a $27,653 cash bail on the following offenses:
-Possession of Deadly Weapon During Commission of Felony
-Possession of Deadly Weapon by Person Prohibited
-Drug Paraphernalia
-Carry Concealed Deadly Weapon
-Possession of Oxycodone
-Possession of Marijuana
-Motor Vehicle Violations

Travis Ostan
Townsend, DE

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