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Del. Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Charges

HARRINGTON, Del.- Harrington police say a Tuesday traffic stop led to the arrest of a Newark, N.J. man on drug charges.

While on patrol at 7:45 a.m., an officer stopped a vehicle on South DuPont Highway for speeding. Police said that during the stop, 33-year-old Dawud M. Mallard, who was operating the vehicle, gave officers consent to search the vehicle. During the search officers said located 29.5 grams of cocaine, 1.9 grams of crack cocaine, 0.7 grams of marijuana, and drug paraphernalia. Police also seized over $1,900 in suspected drug money.

Mallard was taken into custody and transported to the Harrington Police Department for processing. He was charged with possession of a controlled substance in a Tier 5 quantity, possession or consumption of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana with an aggravating factor, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving without a valid license, and speeding.

Mallard was arraigned by video phone at Justice of the Peace Court 2 and was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institute in default of $26,502 secured bail. A passenger in the vehicle was also taken into custody but was later released without being charged.

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