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Police Seize 8 Pounds of Pot During Traffic Stop

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Delaware State Police says troopers seized eight pounds of marijuana during a Middletown traffic stop. Delaware State Police says troopers seized eight pounds of marijuana during a Middletown traffic stop.
Dontel Brown Dontel Brown
Steven Verley Steven Verley
MIDDLETOWN, Del. - Delaware State Police says troopers seized eight pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop late Tuesday night in Middletown.

Police said they stopped a speeding vehicle shortly before midnight Tuesday on southbound Route 1 in the area of Pole Bridge Road. Troopers said they noticed a strong odor of marijuana and air fresheners coming from the vehicle.

Police identified the vehicle’s driver as 24-year-old Steven Verley of Millsboro, who had a suspended driver’s license. His passenger was 26-year-old Dontel Brown, of Seaford.

Troopers said that when Brown stepped out of the vehicle, a small of amount of marijuana fell from his shirt. Troopers searched the car and found a small bag of marijuana in the center console, and more than eight pounds of marijuana in the trunk. Troopers also seized $1,622 from the defendants.

Verley and Brown were taken to Troop 9 and charged with possession of a controlled substance in a Tier 3 quantity, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, and second-degree conspiracy. Brown was also charged with criminal impersonation and Verley was charged with driving while suspended and speeding.

Verley was committed to Howard R. Young Correctional Institute on $16,000 cash and $5,000 secured bail. Brown was ordered held on $10,000 cash and $1,500 secured bail.  
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