The three were identified as Tilaiya M.Holland, Kiara N. Watkins and Jason D. Calhum
A Middletown woman and two passengers in her car were arrested on a number of drug and weapons charged after they were stopped for speeding.
Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said the incident took place at about 9:40 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19 in the area of the Dover toll plaza on State Route 1.
Troopers stopped the car and contacted the driver, identified as 18-year-old Tilaiya M. Holland, of Middletown, the front seat passenger, 18-year-old Kiara N. Watkins of Dover, and rear seat passenger 17-year-old Jason D. Calhum of Middletown.
The officers detained all three after smelling marijuana in the vehicle, Jaffe said. A search of their vehicle turned up a loaded 9mm handgun, a box of Remington ammunition containing 33 rounds and 0.1 grams of marijuana.
All three were put into a police vehicle, but Watkins became disorderly, trying to kick out the car’s rear window, Jaffe said.
As a result of the traffic stop, Holland is charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, carrying a concealed deadly weapon. conspiracy second degree, possession of marijuana, failure to have required insurance and speeding
Watkins is charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, conspiracy second degree, possession of marijuana and resisting arrest.
Calhum is charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by a prohibited juvenile, carrying a concealed deadly weapon
conspiracy second degree, and possession of marijuana.
Holland and Watkins were jailed at the Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution on $26,252 and $26,750 secured bond respectively.
Calhum was turned over to a guardian.