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Traffic Stop Leads to the Discovery of Drugs and a Weapon – Wilmington


Date Posted: Wednesday, October 21st, 2020

Wilmington– Delaware State Police have arrested 33 year-old Isaiah Davis of Wilmington, for drugs and weapons charges after a traffic stop last night.

On October 20, 2020, at approximately 10:45 p.m., the Governor’s Task Force (GTF) (Delaware State Police & Probation and Parole) conducted proactive patrols in the area of Route 202 and Garden of Eden road, due to a recent increase in violent crime. Unit members observed a blue Mitsubishi Galant traveling southbound Route 202, approaching Murphy Road. The vehicle violated numerous moving violations and a traffic stop was initiated, but the vehicle fled. The suspect vehicle eventually came to a controlled stop on southbound Route 202, south of Murphy Road. The operator, identified as Isaiah Davis was contacted and further investigation determined Davis was involved in criminal activity. A Wilmington Police Department narcotics trained K9 arrived to the scene and alerted to an odor of controlled substances within the vehicle.

A subsequent probable cause search was conducted and Troopers discovered a loaded black semi-automatic handgun, approximately 21 grams of marijuana, and drug paraphernalia inside of the vehicle.

Davis was taken into custody without incident and transported to Troop 2 where he was charged with the following:

  • Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony (Felony)
  • Possession of a Deadly Weapon By Person Prohibited and Also Possesses Controlled Substance (Felony)
  • Possession of a Firearm or Ammunition by Person Prohibited (Felony) -2 Counts
  • Disregarding a Police Officer Signal (Felony)
  • Possession of Marijuana
  • Improper Window Tinting
  • Failure to Remain within a Single Lane
  • Following A Motor Vehicle Too Closely
  • Using an Electronic Device While the Motor Vehicle is in Motion

Davis was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court 11 and committed to Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on a $30,800.00 cash bond.

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