Delmar man facing weapons, drug charges after traffic stop in Seaford
SEAFORD, Del. – 32-year-old Troy Smith of Delmar is facing drug and weapons charges after a traffic stop Friday night.
Police say around 7:50 p.m. a trooper in the area of Concord Road and Concord Pond Road saw a red Mitsubishi Eclipse without proper license plate lighting. When the trooper pulled the Mitsubishi over, he found drugs inside the car, according to police. Smith was arrested without incident.
Police conducted a search of the vehicle and found a loaded 9mm handgun, about 0.007 grams of heroin, four Hydrocodone pills, and drug paraphernalia. After running Smith’s name, police say they discovered he was prohibited from possessing a weapon and had a suspended license.
Smith was taken to Troop 5, where he was charged with possession of a firearm by a person prohibited, two counts of possession of a controlled substance, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, driving with a suspended license, and failure to have a registration plate light. Smith was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court #3 and taken to Sussex Correctional Institution on a $10,950 cash bond.