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  • 261 grams of cocaine seized in Middletown-area traffic stop

  • A New Jersey man was arrested Friday after police reportedly found more than 260 grams of cocaine in his car during a traffic stop near Middletown.
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  • A New Jersey man was arrested Friday after police reportedly found more than 260 grams of cocaine in his car during a traffic stop near Middletown.
    Bilal Jones, a 23-year-old resident of North Plainfield, N.J., was taken into custody after state troopers stopped his 2003 Hyundai Sonata on southbound Del. Route 1 near Pole Bridge Road for failing to use a turn signal while changing lanes, according to Delaware State Police spokesman Cpl. John Day.
    During the traffic stop, the troopers smelled marijuana, which Jones and his passenger reportedly admitted to having smoked in the car.
    While searching the vehicle, the troopers found a vacuum-sealed bag in the trunk containing 261 grams of cocaine, which equates to roughly 0.57 pounds. State police estimate the street value of the seizure at $26,000.
    Jones is charged with possession of a controlled substance in a Tier 5 quantity and possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance. He also was cited for failing to signal a lane change.
    Jones later was released after posting a $25,001 secured bail.
    The passenger in the vehicle was not charged, Day said.
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