Traffic stop leads to numerous charges for Dover man

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DOVER, Del. – A Dover man was arrested on multiple charges Wednesday afternoon after he was found in possession of drugs and a handgun during a traffic stop.

At around 2:40 p.m., a trooper stopped a vehicle traveling southbound on S. Dupont Highway for speeding. On contact with the driver and sole operator, 33-year-old Christopher Jernigan, an odor of marijuana was detected coming from within the vehicle.

A search of the vehicle led to the recovery of approximately 222.46 grams of marijuana, a .40 caliber handgun with a loaded magazine, and drug paraphernalia.

Jernigan was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm/destructive weapon if previously convicted of a violent felony, possession of a deadly weapon, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and speeding.

He was later released on a $112,201 unsecured bond.

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