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Traffic Stop Leads To Drug and Weapon Charges-Millsboro


Date Posted: Sunday, July 12th, 2020

Millsboro- The Delaware State Police arrested 31-year-old DIONNE D. THOMAS of Millsboro, DE, after a traffic stop led to the discovery of drugs and a weapon.

The incident occurred on July 11, 2020, at approximately 2:08 p.m., when a Trooper observed a green 2009 Toyota Camry traveling northbound on Bethesda Road south of Meadow Lane with it’s left front headlamp completely broken and inoperable.  A traffic stop was initiated and contact was made with the driver, Dionne Thomas, when an odor of marijuana was detected.

A subsequent search of the vehicle led to the discovery of the following:

  • Approximately 56.37 grams of marijuana
  • 364 bags of heroin (approximately  2.548 grams)
  •  Smith and Wesson M&P45 loaded with 4 rounds and one in the chamber
  •  A box of .223 Remington AR-15 rounds
  • Drug Paraphernalia

Thomas was taken into custody without incident and transported back to Troop 4 where he was charged with the following:

  • Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony
  • Possession of a Deadly Weapon By Person Prohibited
  • Possession With Intent To Deliver Controlled Substance Tier 2 Quantity (Felony)
  • Possession of a Firearm or Ammunition by a Person Prohibited (2 counts)
  • Possession With Intent To Deliver a Controlled Substance (Felony)
  • Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (2 counts)
  • Failure to Have Two Head Lamps

Thomas was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $130700.00 cash only bond.

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe

Released: 071220 0137

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