A Middletown man who gave a false name during a traffic stop in Newark Friday night was arrested after police found more than 38 grams of marijuana in his car.
Armeer Williams, 29, who lives in the community of Dove Run, was pulled over by New Castle County Police on Wellington Drive near U.S. Route 40 at around 11:30 p.m. after police saw that his Honda Accord had an equipment violation.
Police said that when they made contact with Williams, he gave his brother’s name when asked for identification.
“He provided officers with his name and date of birth, prior to reciting his social security card number, which was not asked for by the officer,” said Cpl. John Weglarz, a spokesman for NCCo Police.
A computer check by police revealed that Williams gave a false name and that he was driving with a suspended license.
When the officer removed Williams from the car, he said he detected an odor of marijuana.
A search of the car turned up 38.06 grams of marijuana under the driver’s seat, a digital scale and more than $1,500 of Williams’ proceeds in the purse of his female passenger, police said.
Williams was charged with possession with intent to deliver, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and criminal impersonation.
He was also issued two traffic citations.
Williams, who resides in the 200 block of Bucktail Drive, was arraigned committed to the Howard Young Correctional Institute after failing to post $11,501 secured bail.