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Traffic Stops Leads to Drug and Weapon Charges-Rehoboth Beach


Date Posted: Monday, May 18th, 2020

Rehoboth Beach- The Delaware State Police have arrested Jack F. Kelleher, 21, 0f Rehoboth Beach after a traffic stop led to the discovery of drugs and a weapon.

The incident occurred on May 17, 2020 at approximately 11:29 p.m., when a Trooper observed a Buick Rainier SUV parked in a handicap parking spot at the Royal Farms located at 18904 Coastal Hwy, Rehoboth Beach.  The vehicle did not have a handicapped parking placard visible or any handicapped parking permits on file with the Division of Motor Vehicles.  The Trooper conducted a traffic stop in the parking lot, and made contact with the driver, John Kelleher, who advised that he did not have a handicapped parking placard.  The Trooper observed an odor of marijuana and a subsequent search led to the discovery of approximately 40.37 grams of marijuana and a large machete.  A computer inquiry revealed that Kelleher was a person prohibited from possessing a weapon.

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

  • Possession With Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance
  • Possession of a Deadly Weapon by a Person Prohibited
  • Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon
  • Parking in a Handicapped Space

Kelleher was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and released on $3050.00 unsecured bond.

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe

Released: 051820 0740

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