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Delaware State Police Arrest Two Individuals on Drugs and Weapon Charges Following Traffic Stop- Milton


Date Posted: Sunday, November 29th, 2020

Melissa Bliss
Melissa Bliss
Jeremy Jones
Jeremy Jones

Milton- Delaware State Police arrested 24-year-old Melissa Bliss of Millsboro and 26-year-old Jeremy Jones of Millsboro on drugs and weapon charges following a traffic stop Saturday afternoon.

On November 28, 2020, at approximately 12:35 p.m., a trooper on patrol in the area of Milton observed a blue Chevrolet Malibu traveling westbound on Pettyjohn Road and detected the vehicle traveling above the posted speed limit. The trooper initiated a traffic stop and made contact with the operator identified as Jeremy Jones and front seat passenger identified as Melissa Bliss. Upon contact the trooper smelled an odor of marijuana emanating from inside of the vehicle.

Subsequently troopers performed a probable cause search and discovered a loaded 9mm semi-automatic handgun, approximately 15.4 grams of marijuana, .322 grams of heroin, 23 Oxycodone pills, 2 Ecstasy pills, and over $500 in suspected drug proceeds.

Bliss and Jones were taken into custody without incident and transported back to Troop 7 where they were charged with the following:

Melissa Bliss

  • Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony (Felony)
  • Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon (Felony)
  • Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance (Felony) – 3 counts
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Bliss was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court #3 and committed to the Delores J. Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution on $10,000 secured bond.

Jeremy Jones

  • Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony (Felony)
  • Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon (Felony)
  • Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance (Felony) – 3 counts
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Speeding

Jones was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court #3 and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $10,100 secured bond.

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