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Kent County Governor’s Task Force Arrest Man for Drug Charges Following Traffic Stop

Date Posted: Friday, February 2nd, 2024

News Release

Delaware State Police arrested 40-year-old Jermaine Morris of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for felony drug charges following a traffic stop in Hartly on Wednesday night.

On January 31, 2024, at approximately 6:20 p.m., members of the Kent County Governor’s Task Force, were patrolling the area of Hourglass Road and Halltown Road in Hartly. While on patrol, they observed a BMW X5 fail to stay in its lane of travel while driving eastbound on Halltown Road. Detectives initiated a traffic stop on Hourglass Road and contacted the driver, identified as Jermaine Morris. A computer inquiry of Morris revealed that he had active capias warrants, a suspended driver’s license, and was a person prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition. Detectives took him into custody without incident and discovered the following during the search of the BMW:

  • Approximately 73.34 grams of powder cocaine
  • Approximately 19.74 grams of crack cocaine
  • Approximately 1.48 grams of heroin
  • 60 dosage units of Xanax
  • 43 rounds of .380 ammunition
  • $2,986 in suspected drug proceeds

Morris was transported to Troop 3, where he was charged with the below crimes, arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 2, and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on a $194,350 cash bond.


Jermaine Morris











  • Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance, Tier 3 (Felony)
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance, Tier 3 (Felony)
  • Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance, Tier 2 (Felony) – 2 counts
  • Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance (Felony)
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance, Tier 2 (Felony) – 2 counts
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance, Tier 1 (Felony)
  • Possession of Ammunition by a Person Prohibited (Felony)
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Driving Without a License
  • Failure to Remain in a Single Lane










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