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Traffic Stop Leads to Camden-Wyoming Man Arrested for Large Amount of Drugs and Weapon Charges- Dover


Date Posted: Tuesday, February 16th, 2021

Dover- Delaware State Police arrested 22-year-old Samuel T. Schuman of Camden-Wyoming on weapon and drug charges following a traffic stop on Monday evening. 

On February 15, 2021, at approximately 5:02 p.m., a trooper traveling eastbound on Sorghum Mill Road west of South State Street observed a white 2020 Jeep Wrangler fail to stop for a solid red light. The trooper was traveling directly behind the Jeep Wrangler. The trooper initiated a traffic stop, and contact was made with the operator and sole occupant, Samuel T. Schuman. Upon contact with Schuman, a strong odor of marijuana was detected from the vehicle’s occupant compartment, and a criminal investigation ensued. Schuman was removed from the vehicle without incident, and located on his person was a single 9 MM round. A search of the vehicle yielded the following items:

  • 1- Sig Sauer P365 semi-automatic handgun
  • 1- 9 MM round
  • Approximately 38 milliliters of Promethazine with Codeine Liquid Syrup
  • 1- 10 milligrams of Oxycodone Hydrochloride
  • 1.5- 325 milligrams/10 milligrams of Acetaminophen and Oxycodone Hydrochloride
  • Approximately 2.2 pounds of marijuana
  • $100,370.00 cash in suspected drug proceeds
  • Drug Paraphernalia

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

  • Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony (Felony)
  • Possession of a Deadly Weapon by a Person Prohibited (Felony)
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance Tier 1 Quantity (Felony)
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance (2 counts)
  • Driving Under the Influence of Drugs
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Civil Violation)
  • Failure to Stop at a Red Light

He was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #2 and issued an $86,200 cash bond.

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Released: 021621 0118

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