Two arrested on drug, weapons charges during traffic stop
GEORGETOWN, Del. – Georgetown Police say they arrested two on criminal charges during a weekend traffic stop.
Just after 11:30 p.m. Sunday, officers observed a traffic violation in the area of S. DuPont Highway, north of Market Street. A traffic stop was initiated, and contact was made with the driver of the vehicle, later identified as 37-year-old Jamall Bedward of Virginia. An odor of marijuana was detected on contact with the driver, resulting in a search of the vehicle, which resulted in the recovery of 6.53 grams of marijuana, 8.21 grams of cocaine, a digital scale, and a loaded handgun.
Both Bedward and the passenger, 25-year-old Curtis Hathaway, were subsequently arrested and charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by a person prohibited, possession of ammunition by person prohibited, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, possession of a controlled substance in a tier 1 quantity, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of marijuana. Bedward was also charged with inattentive driving.
The pair were both held at SCI on a $71,000 secured bond.