NEWARK, Del.– A Newark man was arrested Monday by the Governor's Task force on weapon and drug-related charges.
Authorities say the incident occurred when routine patrols were being conducted at the Days Inn Hotel on Churchmans Road in Newark at 11:10 p.m. Officers reportedly saw a man walk out of a room and smelled marijuana coming from inside.
When they entered the room, police say they found three other people, and additional evidence of drug use. According to authorities, officers ran a computer check and discovered that the man they saw walking out of the room, 28-year-old Samuel Cocke of Newark, was an active level II probationer.
Because of this, police say they searched the room and found a single bag of heroin. After a search of Cocke's car, officers reportedly found a .38 caliber six-shot revolver, a .22 caliber five-shot revolver with an obliterated serial number, and 520 bags of heroin weighing 10.4 grams in total. This substance had an estimated street value of $520,000.
Cocke was arrested without incident. He has been charged with possession of heroin in a Tier Five quantity; possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony; possession of a deadly weapon by person prohibited; and possession of a weapon with an obliterated serial number.
He has been committed to Howard R. Young Correctional Institute on $69,000 secured bond.
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