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DE Traffic Stop Nets 8 Lbs Of Marijuana

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MIDDLETOWN, Del. - A traffic stop on Route 1 late Tuesday night ended in Delaware State Troopers seizing eight pounds of marijuana.
 
The stop occurred at 11:56 p.m. on May 27, when troopers stopped a Chevrolet Malibu that was reportedly speeding on southbound Route 1 near Pole Bridge Road. According to troopers, the driver, Steven Verley, 24, of Millsboro, had a suspended driver's license. His passenger, Dontel Brown, 26, of Seaford, allegedly gave fake name. The troopers also noticed a strong odor of marijuana and air fresheners coming from the vehicle.
 
The troopers asked both get out of the car, and as Brown exited, they say they saw a small amount of marijuana fall from Brown's shirt. A second small bag of marijuana was found in the center console.

Troopers then reportedly discovered eight storage bags totaling 8.2 lbs marijuana, and seized $1,622 cash from the defendants.
 
Both defendants were transported to Troop 9 and charged with possession of a controlled substance in a tier 3 quantity, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, and conspiracy second degree. Additionally, Brown was charged with criminal impersonation and Verley was charged with driving while suspended and speeding.

Verley was committed to Howard R. Young Correctional Institute on $16,000 cash, $5,000 secured bail. Brown was committed to Howard R. Young Correctional Institute on $10,000 cash, $1,500 secured bail.

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