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Milford, DE- Delaware State Police arrested Aerza E. Smith, 24, of Magnolia, on weapon and drug charges following a traffic stop early Monday morning.
On May 31, 2021, at approximately 1:16 a.m., troopers observed a gray Kia Optima traveling southbound on Shawnee road with a headlight out. A traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle, and contact was made with the driver, Aerza E. Smith. A strong odor of marijuana was detected from inside the vehicle, and Smith was removed without incident for a search to be conducted. The following items were located inside the Kia:
Smith was taken into custody without incident and transported to Troop 5, where he was charged with the following crimes:
Smith was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on a $52,250.00 secured bond.
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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Heather Pepper
Released: 060121 1100