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Traffic Stop Leads to Firearm and Drug Arrest on Spruance Road

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Incident Number: 50-21-38719

Date/Time:  Sunday, December 19th at 11:08 a.m.

Location: Unit Block of N. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department arrested Darrell Hopkins (21) on drug and firearm offenses during a traffic stop on Sunday morning. Hopkins was stopped while operating a vehicle in the area of East Division Street and Spruance Road on December 19th. During the stop, officers observed a bag of marijuana on the rear floor of the vehicle. Hopkins was detained without incident. As officers checked the vehicle further, they located a loaded 9mm handgun as well. Hopkins was charged with the following offenses:
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited
-Possession of Marijuana
-Tampering with Physical Evidence

Bond information and mugshot was not available at the time of release.

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