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State Police Arrest Subject on Drug Charges Following Traffic Stop

Date Posted: Friday, July 15th, 2022

Delaware State Police have arrested 29-year-old Junior Velazquez-Morillo of Newark, DE on felony drug charges following a traffic stop that occurred on Thursday evening.

On July 14, 2022, at approximately 7:00 p.m., troopers on patrol observed a silver Hyundai Elantra parked in The Elms apartment complex in Newark. Troopers witnessed a hand-to-hand transaction occur between the operator of the Elantra and another subject in the parking lot. A traffic stop was initiated on the vehicle on Coventry Lane and contact was made with the operator, identified as Junior Velazquez-Morrillo. Troopers observed drug paraphernalia in plain view, and Velazquez-Morrillo was subsequently taken into custody at the scene without incident. A search of the Elantra led to the discovery of approximately 3.2 grams of cocaine and approximately 4.5 grams of suspected heroin and fentanyl.

Velazquez-Morrillo was transported to Troop 6 and charged with the following crimes:

  • Possession With Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance in a Tier 2 Quantity (Felony) – 2 counts
  • Possession With Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance (Felony) – 2 counts

Velazquez-Morrillo was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court # 11 and committed to Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $60,000 cash bond.

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Released: 071522  1116


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