Traffic stop leads to drug charges for two Dover men

Atanga (left) and Ndikum

DOVER, Del. – Dover Police and Delaware Probation and Parole arrested two men Wednesday afternoon following a traffic stop.

At around 3:30 p.m., officers stopped a vehicle for a violation, and as they were approaching the vehicle they smelled a strong odor of marijuana. Both occupants of the vehicle, 21-year-old Chrys Atanga and 25-year-old Charles Ndikum were detained at this time.

Because Ndikum is a probationer, officers with Delaware Probation and Parole then conducted an administrative search on a home in the 300 block of N. Bradford Street, finding a total of 598.8 grams of marijuana, packaging material, digital scales, and suspected drug money.

At the time of this incident, Atanga was out on bond after being arrested for hitting two officers with his vehicle just three days prior. Ndikum was also out on an O.R. bond after fleeing from officers and dropping approximately 14 grams of marijuana the day prior.

Atanga was charged with possession with intent to deliver marijuana, possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, conspiracy second degree, and various traffic violations. He is currently being held at the Sussex Correctional Institution on $33,150 cash bond.

Ndikum was charged with possession with intent to deliver marijuana, possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and conspiracy second degree, as well as violation of probation. He is also being held at the Sussex Correctional Institution.

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