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Superintendent Colonel Melissa Zebley

State Police Arrest Magnolia Man for Drug Offenses During Traffic Stop

Date Posted: Monday, April 29th, 2024

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Delaware State Police arrested 49-year-old Jerry Smith of Magnolia, Delaware, on multiple drug-related charges following a traffic stop yesterday afternoon.

On April 28, 2024, at approximately 12:30 p.m., a trooper on patrol saw a Dodge Charger near Millchop Lane and Stevenson Drive in Magnolia with a registration violation. The trooper pulled the car over and as he approached, he saw the driver, identified as Jerry Smith, erratically moving around in the car. The trooper saw a white powdery substance on his lap, hands, and inside the car. Smith was arrested. When searching Smith, the trooper found approximately 4.06 grams of crack cocaine, approximately 0.22 grams of powder cocaine, approximately 5.08 grams of marijuana, money, and a scale.

Smith was taken to Troop 3, where he was charged with the crimes listed below, arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 7, and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on a $9,850 secured bond.

Jerry Smith











  • Possession with Intent to Deliver Controlled Substance (Felony)
  • Tampering with Physical Evidence (Felony)
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance – 2 counts
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Driving while Suspended or Revoked
  • Failure to Have Required Insurance
  • Failure to Surrender a Suspended Registration Plate
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