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Del. Troopers Find Stolen Gun, Drugs During Traffic Stop

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MIDDLETOWN, Del.- Delaware State Police say troopers arrested a North Carolina man on Monday after a search during a traffic stop revealed a stolen gun and drugs in his vehicle.

Police said Jacob Taylor III, 28 of Wilson, N.C., was arrested on multiple drug and weapons charges when troopers found a stolen, loaded .357 revolver, 29.5 grams of cocaine, and 10.3 grams of marijuana in his car.

Investigators said that at around 3:15 p.m. Monday, a trooper patrolling the Biddles Toll Plaza observed Wilson's Honda cross the center divider on SR-1 into the EZ-Pass lane without using a turn signal. After the trooper stopped the vehicle, an odor of marijuana was detected, and Wilson and his 43-year-old female passenger were asked to get out of the car.

Troopers said that at that point, a search was conducted, yielding the gun between the driver's seat and the center console, and the drugs in the driver's side door. A computer inquiry revealed the weapon was stolen in Wilson, N.C., in 2005.

The female was released without charges, while Taylor was transported to Troop 9 in Odessa, where he was charged with possession of a controlled substance (cocaine), possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, two counts of possession of a firearm and ammunition by a person prohibited,  possession with intent to deliver cocaine, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, receiving a stolen firearm, possession of marijuana, improper lane change, and failure to signal.

He was arraigned at JP2, and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $172,103 cash bond.




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