Probation check leads to drug and firearms charges for Dover man

DOVER, Del. – A Dover man is facing drug and firearm charges following a probation check Wednesday night.

Shortly after 10 PM, officers responded to the residence of 53-year-old Nathan Ward in the 200 Block of N. Kirkwood Street for a curfew check. On arrival, officers discovered marijuana in plain view, and began an administrative search on the residence as a result.

The search led to the discovery of 279.5 grams of marijuana, 126 .5 mg Alprazolam pills, 157 1 mg Alprazolam pills, one oxycodone pill, roughly .6 grams of crack cocaine, two digital scales, packaging material, approximately 100 rounds of .22 caliber ammunition, approximately 23 rounds of 20 gauge ammunition, savage arms .22 caliber/20 gauge “under-over” shotgun, and over $6,000 in cash drug proceeds.

Ward was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, three counts of possession of firearm/ammo by person prohibited, three counts of possession with intent to deliver, possession of marijuana, four counts of possession of controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, and violation of probation.

He was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institute in default of $36,250 cash bond.

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