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Traffic Stop Leads to Drug and Firearms Arrest

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Incident Number: 50-22-12984

Date/Time:  Saturday, April 30th, 2022 at 10:58 p.m.

Location: Lincoln Street and Forrest 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 Javian Scott (18) on gun charges during a traffic stop on Saturday night.  Officer stopped Scott in the area of Lincoln Street and Forrest Street for a motor vehicle violation at approximately 10:58 p.m.  During the stop, officers could smell a strong odor of marijuana in the vehicle.  During a search, they located 23 grams of marijuana, a loaded .45 caliber handgun under the driver seat, and a loaded revolver in a backpack inside the vehicle.  

Scott was released after posting a $25,000 secured bond on the following charges:
-Possession of Firearm/Ammo by Person Prohibited (3x)
-Carry Concealed Deadly Weapon (2x)
-Possession of Marijuana

Javian Scott
Dover, DE

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