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Newark– Delaware State Police have arrested Orion Brabham, 53, of Staten Island, NY, on felony drug charges following a traffic stop early Wednesday morning in Newark.
On December 29, 2021, at approximately 12:25 a.m., a trooper conducting proactive patrol in the area of southbound I-95 at the Biden Welcome Area, Newark, observed a green Dodge Challenger impeding traffic while traveling at a slow speed and make a lane change without signaling. The trooper initiated a traffic stop and made contact with the occupants identified as Orion Brabham (operator) and a 49-year-old front passenger. The trooper immediately smelled an odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle. The suspects were detained and a subsequent vehicle search led to the discovery of approximately 1051.1 grams of cocaine, approximately 2438.2 grams of marijuana, and over $600 in suspected drug proceeds.
Both suspects were then transported to Troop 6. The operator, Brabham was charged with the following crimes:
Brabham was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #2 and was committed to the Howard R. Young Corrections Institution on $54,502 cash bond.
The front passenger was not charged.
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