Traffic stop leads to drug arrest in Dover

1280 Lankford

DOVER, Del. – A traffic stop Tuesday afternoon led to the arrest of a Smyrna man on felony drug charges, police say.

A trooper on patrol in the area of Route 13 and Webbs Lane observed a vehicle traveling southbound on Route 13 with an expired registration. When the trooper stopped the vehicle, contact was made with the driver and sole occupant, identified as 31-year-old Barry Lankford. An odor of marijuana was detected coming from inside the vehicle, leading to a search.

Inside the vehicle, troopers found approximately 13.89 grams of marijuana, 39 oxycodone pills, and 20 ecstasy pills.

Lankford was arrested as a result. He was charged with two counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, two counts of possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, driving while suspended, failure to have insurance identification in possession, and expired temporary registration plate.

Lankford was later released on a $15,002 unsecured bond.

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