Man arrested for gun and drugs after traffic stop

JwDOVER, Del. – Delaware State Police arrested 20-year-old Jeremiah Weatherspoon of Magnolia, Delaware on gun and drug charges after a traffic stop.

On February 18, 2023, just after 9 A.M., a trooper on patrol noticed a silver Honda sedan traveling southbound on South Dupont Highway in Dover. The trooper observed the driver failed to stop for a red turn arrow as he turned left onto Walnut Shade Road. The trooper stopped the car and identified the driver as Jeremiah Weatherspoon. The trooper smelled the odor of marijuana and Weatherspoon failed to show valid car insurance for the Honda.  Weatherspoon was asked to exit the car and a probable cause search was issued. Troopers found approximately 29.32 grams of marijuana and a concealed and loaded handgun. Weatherspoon is a 20-year-old prohibited from possessing a firearm and/or ammunition.

Weatherspoon was taken to Troop 3 and charged with the following crimes:

  • Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited (Felony)
  • Possession of Ammunition by a Person Prohibited (Felony)
  • Carrying a Concealed Firearm (Felony)
  • Possession of Marijuana
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Traffic violations

Weatherspoon was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 7 and released on a $15,300 unsecured bond.

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