Two arrested on drug and gun charges after Dover traffic stop

A traffic stop in Dover, has led to the arrest of two Dover residents on drug and weapons charges.

Delaware State Police say just after 1:05 AM on Wednesday, a Trooper on patrol near Walnut Shade Road and Whispering Lane, noticed a silver Jeep Grand Cherokee driving over the speed limit. The Trooper then apparently stopped the SUV in the parking lot of the Rising Sun Shore Stop on South State Street, where the Trooper spoke with the driver, 21-year-old Marques Hughes.

According to the report, the Trooper ran a computer check on Hughes and found that his license had been suspended. The Trooper says they asked Hughes, and a passenger, 35-year-old Robert Jones Jr., to get out of the SUV, and then patted the driver down. The Trooper reportedly found 70 bags of heroin, totaling 1.05 grams, along with .015 grams of powered cocaine, 1.2 grams of marijuana, and two Adderall pills on Hughes. Police say they then searched the SUV, which revealed a loaded Colt 45 handgun, with seven rounds in the glove compartment.

Both Hughes and Jones were arrested, and taken to Troop 3 for processing. Hughes was charged with two counts of possession of a firearm or ammunition by a person prohibited, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession with intent to deliver heroin, two counts of possession of a controlled substance, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while suspended or revoked, and speeding. He is now being held at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on $39,002 secured bond.

Jones was charged with two counts of possession of a firearm or ammunition by a person prohibited, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and carrying a concealed deadly weapon. He was later released on a $28,000 bond.

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