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Felton Man Arrested After Traffic Stop Reveals Guns, Drugs

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WOODSIDE, Del. - Delaware State Police say a traffic stop yesterday evening on a vehicle traveling in the dark without its headlights on resulted in the recovery of drugs and guns.

According to reports, the incident began at 7:10 PM when a trooper observed a 1998 Nissan Altima traveling westbound on Walnut Shade Road, west of U.S. Route 13, without its headlights on. Police say it was dark outside and raining. The Trooper reportedly initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle, which stopped in a nearby parking lot.

While speaking to the four occupants of the vehicle, the Trooper allegedly determined that a rear-seat passenger, Stephen Obeda, 29, of Felton, was in possession of drugs and two guns. Obeda was reportedly taken into custody and a search of the rear seat of the vehicle resulted in the discovery of a bag containing 39 small bags (.78 grams) of heroin and 26 grams of marijuana. Additionally, police say they two handguns wrapped in a towel in the backseat. One gun reportedly had its serial number removed.

Police say Obeda was taken into custody and transported to Troop 3, and a search of his residence resulted in the recovery of 195 bags (3.9 grams) of heroin.

Reports say Obeda was charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance in a tier 2 quantity, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, two counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was reportedly committed to James T. Vaught Correctional Center on $85,250 secured bail.

The two other passengers in the vehicle were allegedly found to have small amounts of marijuana and heroin, and were charged with misdemeanor drug crimes. The driver was reportedly issued a traffic summons.

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