Pair arrested for drugs during traffic stop

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Tilghman (left) and Pelzer

DOVER, Del. – Dover Police arrested a pair on multiple charges following a traffic stop Saturday afternoon.

At around 4:45 p.m., officers in the area of Boggs Drive and Buckson Drive observed a vehicle driving in the opposite direction/wrong lane of travel. As officers stopped the vehicle, the front right passenger, identified as 20-year-old Alturo Pelzer, fled on foot. Pelzer was apprehended a short time later, and it was learned that he was wanted for violation of probation.

The driver, 20-year-old Fletcher Tilghman, and two other passengers were detained. A search of the vehicle led to the recovery of 58 grams of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and approximately 63 grams of PCP.

Pelzer was charged with resisting arrest and was held at SCI on the violation of probation charge.

Tilghman was charged with possession of PCP, possession with intent to deliver marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and traffic offenses. He was released on his own recognizance.

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