Police: Traffic stop in Dover leads to recovery of firearm, drugs

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DOVER, Del. – Dover Police arrested a man on firearms and drug charges following an early morning traffic stop.

At approximately 2:10 a.m. Sunday, officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation in the area of White Oak Road and North DuPont Highway. During the stop, officers smelled a strong odor of marijuana and observed paraphernalia in plain view.

A search of the vehicle was subsequently conducted, resulting in the recovery of a 9mm handgun under the driver seat, in addition to a total of 7 Oxycodone pills and a digital scale. As a result, the driver, identified as 19-year-old Travis Ostan, was arrested.

Ostan was held at SCI on a $27,653 cash bail for possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony, possession of a deadly weapon by a person prohibited, drug paraphernalia, carry a concealed deadly weapon, possession of oxycodone, possession of marijuana, and motor vehicle violations.

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