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Bridgeville Man Arrested on Criminal and Traffic Charges Following Single Vehicle Crash- Harrington

Date Posted: Monday, January 18th, 2021

Harrington- Delaware State Police arrested 21-year-old Brandon L. Palmer of Bridgeville on multiple criminal and traffic charges following an early morning cash Sunday.

On January 17, 2021, at approximately 4:10 a.m., Delaware State Police were dispatched to South DuPont Highway in the area of Winkler Road for a single-vehicle collision. Upon arrival, contact was made with Palmer, the sole occupant in the 2021 Nissan Versa, and a strong odor of marijuana was detected coming from the vehicle. As a result, a criminal investigation ensued. An inventory search of the vehicle was conducted prior to being towed, and the following items were located:

  • Taurus 9mm Revolver with an obliterated serial number
  • Approximately 9.43 grams of marijuana
  • Drug paraphernalia
  • Approximately $1,139.00 in suspected drug proceeds

Palmer was taken into custody without incident and transported to Troop 3 where he was charged with the following crimes:

  • Possession With Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance (Felony)
  • Possession Of A Weapon With A Removed, Obliterated Or Altered Serial Number (Felony)
  • Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon (Felony)
  • Possession of a Deadly Weapon by a Person Prohibited (Felony)
  • Possession of Marijuana
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Driving a Vehicle Under the Influence
  • Failure to Have Insurance Identification in Possession
  • Failure to Have Registration in Possession
  • Failure to Remain Within Single Lane
  • Failure to Have License in Possession

Palmer was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #7 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on a $7,401 secured bond.

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