Police: Traffic stop leads to recovery of drugs, firearm
DOVER, Del. – Delaware State Police say a traffic stop Wednesday night led to two arrests in Dover.
At around 10:30 p.m., a trooper on routine patrol in the area of South DuPont Highway (U.S. 13) and S. State Street observed a white Cadillac Escalade traveling southbound on Route 13 at a high rate of speed with no license plate displayed. The driver made an abrupt right turn into the Rite Aid parking lot, located at 1580 S. DuPont Highway, and a traffic stop was initiated. The driver reportedly began driving in a circular motion in the parking lot before finally parking in a parking space.
Contact was made with the driver, 41-year-old Marc Cushman, and the passenger, 20-year-old Caitlyn Buckley. Cushman was observed making furtive movements in the vehicle during the stop, and the trooper asked him to exit the vehicle. Drug paraphernalia was seen in plain view inside the vehicle, and Buckley was then asked to exit the vehicle, but police say she became disorderly. While taking Buckley into custody, the trooper observed a silver revolver inside the vehicle. An odor of marijuana was detected coming from inside the vehicle, and a probable cause search was conducted.
Inside the vehicle, police located a Harrington and Richardson Arms Company handgun, approximately .032 grams of crystal methamphetamine, approximately 31.04 grams of marijuana, and 4 Dextroamphetamine pills.
Cushman was held at SCI on a $6,103 cash bond after being charged with carrying a concealed deadly weapon, possession of marijuana, possession of a firearm while under the influence, possession of a controlled substance, reckless driving, driving under the influence of drugs, and other traffic related charges.
Buckley was charged with carrying a concealed deadly weapon, possession of marijuana, and possession of a controlled substance. She was released on her own recognizance.