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Traffic Stop Leads to Drug and Weapon Charges- Dover

Date Posted: Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

Dover- The Delaware State Police have arrested 20-year-old Amir M. McMorris of Dover, after a traffic stop led to the discovery of drugs and a firearm.

The incident occurred on February 11, 2020 at approximately 12:05 a.m., when a Trooper observed a blue Honda Accord traveling southbound on DuPont Highway in the area of Fork Branch Road, Dover, below the posted speed limit and impeding the flow of traffic.  A traffic stop was initiated and contact was made with the driver, Amir McMorris, when an odor of marijuana was detected.

A subsequent search led to the discovery of approximately 10.67 grams of marijuana and approximately 30 mg of Amphetamine on McMorris’s person.  Located in the vehicle was a 45 caliber hand gun loaded with a magazine with (9) 45 mm bullets and drug paraphernalia.  A computer inquiry revealed that McMorris was a person prohibited from possessing a firearm.

McMorris was taken into custody without incident and transported back to Troop 9 where he was charged with the following:

  • Possession With Intent To Deliver a Controlled Substance
  • Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon
  • Possession of  Deadly Weapon By Person Prohibited
  • Possession of a Controlled or Counterfeit Substance
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Failure to Have Insurance Identification
  • Drive MV At Slow Speed as to Impede Flow
  • Failure to Have License in Possession

McMorris was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $9603.00 secured bond.

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Released: 021220 0937


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