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Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrest- Selbyville

Date Posted: Sunday, April 8th, 2018

Steven A. Bowen
Steven A. Bowen


Selbyville – The Delaware State Police arrest a suspect after a traffic stops leads to the discovery of drugs.

The incident occurred on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at approximately 1:40 p.m. when a Trooper observed a black Nissan Altima make an illegal U-turn on Lighthouse Road east of Zion Church Road.  A traffic stop was initiated and contact was made with the operator, identified as 40-year-old Steven A. Bowen of Frankford.  An odor of marijuana was detected which subsequently led to a search.  Further investigation revealed that Bowen was in possession of 731.21 grams of marijuana, over $1,800.00 in suspected drug proceeds, and drug paraphernalia

Bowen was taken into custody without incident and transported back to Troop 4, where he was charged with Possession of  a Controlled Substance in a Tier 1 Quantity with two Aggravating Factors (Felony), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and traffic related offenses.  He was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court 3 and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $60,700.00 secure bond.

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