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Delaware State Police Arrest Lewes Man on a Weapon Charge After Traffic Stop- Lewes

Date Posted: Tuesday, January 5th, 2021

Lewes- Delaware State Police arrested 37-year-old Adam J. Briggs of Lewes on a weapon charge following a traffic stop Monday.

On January 4, 2021, at approximately 1:25 PM, a trooper on routine patrol on Coastal Highway in the area of Janice Road observed a silver Cadillac Deville operating on the roadway with illegal window tint. A traffic stop was initiated on the vehicle in the parking lot of Slipper Shell Way, and contact was made with the operator and sole occupant, Adam J. Briggs. A strong odor of burnt marijuana was detected coming from inside the vehicle’s interior, and a criminal investigation ensued. Through the investigation, the following items were located:

  • 1- loaded .45 caliber Springfield Armory XDM semi-automatic pistol
  • 1- loaded magazine with 13 .45 caliber bullets
  • Approximately .85 grams of marijuana

Briggs was taken into custody without incident. He was transported to Troop 7, where he was charged with the following crimes:

  • Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon (Felony)
  • Possession of Marijuana (Civil Violation)
  • Operating a Vehicle With Improper Window Tinting

Briggs was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #2 and released on a $4,150.00 unsecured bond.

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