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Wilmington Man Arrested on Drug and Traffic Charges Following Traffic Stop- New Castle


Date Posted: Saturday, February 13th, 2021

New Castle- Delaware State Police arrested 34-year-old Reginald A. Watson of Wilmington on drug and traffic charges following a traffic stop on Saturday afternoon.

On February 13, 2021, at approximately 3:56 p.m., a trooper on patrol on US13 in the area of I295 in New Castle, observed a gray Toyota Corolla traveling southbound on US13 on I295 change lanes without properly signaling. A traffic stop was initiated and contact was made with the operator and sole occupant of the vehicle, Reginal A. Watson. Upon contact with the vehicle, the trooper detected a strong odor of marijuana emanating from within the vehicle and drug paraphernalia was observed in plain view. A criminal investigation ensued and a probable cause search of the vehicle was conducted. Located inside the vehicle were the following items:

  • Approximately $1,160.00 in suspected drug proceeds
  • Drug paraphernalia
  • Approximately 243.56 grams of marijuana

Watson was taken into custody without incident and charged with the following crimes:

  • Possession With Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance (Felony)
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance (Felony)
  • Driving While Suspended
  • Failure to Have Insurance Identification
  • Failure to Signal
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Civil Violation)

He was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #11 and was issued a $10,503.00 secured bond.

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Heather Pepper

Released: 021321 2220

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