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Smyrna Man Arrested for Felony Drug Charges Following Traffic Stop- Dover


Date Posted: Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021

Dover, DE- Delaware State Police arrested Barry Lankford, 31, of Smyrna, on felony drug charges and traffic charges following a traffic stop on Tuesday afternoon.

On Tuesday, June 22, 2021, a trooper on patrol in the area of South DuPont Highway (US13) and Webbs Lane observed a Buick Lacrosse traveling southbound on US13 in the area of Webbs Lane with an expired registration. A traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle, and an odor of marijuana was detected when contact was made with the driver and sole occupant, Barry Lankford. A criminal investigation ensued, and a search was conducted on the vehicle. Located in the Buick were the following items:

  •  Approximately 13.89 grams of marijuana
  • 39 Oxycodone pills
  • 20 Ecstasy pills

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

  • Two Counts- Possession With Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance (Felony)
  • Two Counts- Possession of a Controlled Substance (Felony)
  • Possession of Marijuana
  • Driving While Suspended
  • Failure to Have Insurance Identification in Possession
  • Expired Temporary Registration Plate

He was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #2 and released on a $15,002.00 unsecured bond.

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