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Wilmington Man Arrested On Weapons and Drug Charges Following Early Morning Traffic Stop

Incident Number: 50-22-26909

Date/Time:  Wednesday, August 31, 2022 at 1:19 a.m.

Location: West Division Street and South New Street Dover, DE

Contact:   Dover Police Department Public Information Officer
Master Corporal Ryan Schmid   Email: Ryan.Schmid@cj.state.de.us


The Dover Police Department has arrested Omar Anderson, a 23-year-old Wilmington man, on weapons and drug charges following a traffic stop early Wednesday morning. At approximately 1:19 a.m., Officers stopped a vehicle for an equipment violation near the intersection of West Division Street and South New Street. Officers made contact with Anderson and detected an odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. A search of the vehicle yielded a 9mm Taurus handgun, which had been concealed inside of the glove compartment, and approximately 4 grams of marijuana. Anderson was taken into custody without incident.

Anderson was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court #7 and committed to SCI on $5,102 secured bail on the following charges:
-Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited
-Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weaopon
-Possession of Marijuana
-Operating a vehicle with improper window tint


Omar Anderson
Wilmington, DE