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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:
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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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe
Released: 021220 0937