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  • Delaware State Police discover drugs and stolen gun during traffic stop north of Middletown

  • Delaware State Police arrested a North Carolina man Monday after a traffic stop and search of his vehicle uncovered drugs and a stolen gun on Route 1 north of Middletown.
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  • Delaware State Police arrested a North Carolina man Monday after a traffic stop and search of his vehicle uncovered drugs and a stolen gun on Route 1 north of Middletown.
    The incident occurred at about 3:15 p.m. as a trooper on patrol in the area of Biddles Toll Plaza north of Middletown saw a southbound Honda Accord abruptly cross the center divider and pull into the EZ-Pass lane without using a turn signal.
    A traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle just south of the toll plaza
    As the trooper was interviewing the driver, Jacob Taylor III, 28, of Wilson, N.C., the trooper noticed the odor of marijuana. The trooper asked Taylor and a 43-year-old female passenger to exit the vehicle.
    The trooper searched the car and founded a loaded .357 revolver between the driver’s seat and center console. Also, 29.5 grams of cocaine and 10.3 grams of marijuana were discovered in the driver’s side door.
    A computer check about the weapon revealed it was stolen out of Wilson, N.C., on Nov. 6, 2005, and Taylor was convicted of a felony in November 2004.
    Taylor was taken to Troop 9 in Odessa where he was charged with possession of a controlled substance (cocaine), possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, two counts of possession of a firearm and ammunition by a person prohibited from carrying them, possession with intent to deliver cocaine, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, receiving a stolen firearm, possession of marijuana, improper lane change, and failure to signal, police said.
    He was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 2 and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $173,102 cash bond.
    The female passenger was released without any charges.

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