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Traffic Stop Leads to Drug and Gun Charges

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Incident Number: 50-22-1631

Date/Time:  Monday, January 17th, 2022 at 1:22 a.m.

Location: S. DuPont Highway near Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department arrested Gregory Mitchell (21) on drug and firearm charges during a traffic stop on Monday morning. Officers stopped Mitchell who was operating a vehicle with no rear bumper or rear lights. When Mitchell stopped, he immediately exited the vehicle. Officers approached Mitchell and detained him without incident and found a small amount of marijuana in his coat pocket. Officers then search the vehicle and located drug paraphernalia, approximately 10 grams of marijuana, and a .40 caliber handgun.

Mitchell was committed to SCI on a $15,103 cash bond on the following offenses:
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana
-Carry Concealed Deadly Weapon
-Possession of Marijuana
-Vehicle/Traffic Violations

A mugshot was not available at the time of release.

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