26-year-old facing drug, weapon charges following traffic stop

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DOVER, Del. – A 26-year old man is now facing drug and weapons charges following a traffic stop in Dover Friday night. Officials say around 5:08 PM troopers saw 26-year-old Jahliek Johnson driving on South DuPont Highway at the intersection of Walnut Shade Road with suspended registration. When police pulled Johnson, over they discovered that he had an active warrant for breach of release. Police say when they arrested Johnson, he told them that he had a gun and ammo in his car. When police searched Johnson’s car they found a loaded handgun, and more than three boxes of ammunition. He now faces multiple charges including possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and carrying a concealed deadly weapon.

A subsequent search of the vehicle led to the discovery of the following:

  •  Smith and Wesson .40 caliber loaded handgun with 3 rounds and one in the chamber
  •  (1) Box of American Eagle .40cal S&W 165 grain – 50 rounds
  • (1) Box of Estate Buckshot 12 gauge – 20 rounds
  • (1) Box of Winchester .350 legend 145 grain full metal jacket – 20 rounds
  • 49 loose rounds of Federal Ammunition .40cal 180 grain
  • 18 rounds of Winchester .350 legend 145 grain full metal jacket
  • 12 rounds of Perfecta .40cal S&W
  • Digital Scale

Johnsons was taken into custody without incident and transported back to Troop 3 where he was charged with the following:

  • Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony (felony)
  • Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon (felony)
  • Failure to Have Required Insurance
  • Failure to Have Registration Card in Possession
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Johnson was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and was released on $7,800.00 unsecured bond.

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