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Traffic Stop Leads to Drug and Weapon Charges- Milton

Date Posted: Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

Milton- The Delaware State Police have arrested a Milton man after a traffic stop led to the discovery of drugs and a weapon.

On July 29, 2019 at approximately 10:05 p.m., a Trooper observed a white Mercury Marquis traveling on Fisher Road, Milton, above the posted speed limit.  A traffic stop was initiated and contact was made with the driver, 25-year-old Vincent M. Schlothauer.  An odor of marijuana was detected and the Trooper observed what appeared to be burnt marijuana in plain view.

A further search of the vehicle led to the discovery of a concealed .22 caliber semi-automatic handgun with it’s serial number obliterated, approximately 45.7 grams of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Schlothauer was taken into custody without incident and transported back to Troop 7 where he was charged with the following:

  • Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony
  • Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance
  • Possession of a Weapon with an Obliterated Serial Number
  • Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon
  • Possession of Marijuana
  • Speeding in Excess of Posted Limits

Schlothauer was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and released on $50,201.00 unsecured bond.

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