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Police: Two Arrested in Dover on Weapons and Drug Possession

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Marques L. Hughes and Robert D. Jones, Jr. (Photo: Delaware State Police) Marques L. Hughes and Robert D. Jones, Jr. (Photo: Delaware State Police)
DOVER, Del.- Delaware State Police have charged two people with weapons and drug possession after they were stopped for a traffic violation in Dover.

Police say that just after 1 a.m. Wednesday, a trooper on patrol in the area of Walnut Shade Road and Whispering Lane saw a silver Jeep Grand Cherokee speeding eastbound on Walnut Shade Road. Authorities say the trooper performed a traffic stop on the SUV in the parking lot of the Rising Sun Shore Stop on South State Street. 

Police say a computer check was conducted which revealed the driver, 21-year-old Marques L. Hughes, of Dover, was driving with a suspended license. Upon requesting Hughes to exit the vehicle, police say the trooper conducted a pat down search and found 70 bags of heroin totaling 1.05 grams, .015 grams of powdered cocaine, 1.2 grams of marijuana, and two Adderall pills.

Police say a passenger in the front seat, 35-year-old Robert D. Jones Jr., also of Dover, was also asked to step out of the vehicle and then the Jeep was searched. Police say that's when the found a loaded Colt 45 handgun with seven rounds in the glove compartment.

Both Hughes and Jones were taken into custody. Hughes was charged with two counts of possession of a firearm or ammunition by a prohibited person, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession with the intent to deliver heroin, two counts of possession of a controlled substance, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, driving while suspended or revoked, and speeding. He was arraigned and committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on $39,002 secured bond.

Authorities say Jones was charged with two counts of possession of a firearm or ammunition by a prohibited person, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and carrying a concealed deadly weapon. He was arraigned and released on $28,000 unsecured bond.
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