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Superintendent Colonel Melissa Zebley
Wilmington- Delaware State Police arrested 27-year-old Donte Wilkie of Landsdowne, PA, on weapon and traffic charges following a traffic stop Saturday morning.
On November 21, 2020, at approximately 9:41 a.m., a trooper on patrol on I-495 northbound observed a grey Dodge Charger traveling northbound in the left lane of I-495 at 106 MPH in a 65 MPH zone. As the trooper was approaching the vehicle from the rear, it made a quick lane change without signaling. A traffic stop was initiated and contact was made with the operator, Donte Wilkie. Upon contact with the operator, a strong odor of marijuana was detected and a criminal investigation ensued. Located in the Charger during the investigation were the following items:
Wilkie was taken into custody without incident and transported to Troop 1 where he was charged with the following crimes:
Wilkie was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #11 and released on his Own Recognizance.
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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Heather Pepper
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