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Laurel Man Arrested on Drug and Weapons Charges

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Garret Hill, 21, Laurel Garret Hill, 21, Laurel

BETHEL, Del.- Delaware State Police arrested a Laurel man on drug and weapons charges after a traffic stop Friday afternoon.

Police say a State Trooper on routine patrol on Bethel Road saw a white Jeep with a loud muffler traveling east. The trooper began to follow the vehicle, and saw the driver make a sudden U-turn in the middle of the intersection of Woodland Ferry Road. The trooper then conducted a traffic stop..

Police say the trooper  made contact with the driver, identified as 21-year-old Garrett L. Hill of Laurel.

According to the trooper, he then saw several knives inside of the vehicle, as well as inside of Hill's wallet as he was retrieving his identification.

Hill was then asked to exit the vehicle and upon conducting a pat down search of him, the trooper says he located two more knives. Police say a the trooper then searched the Jeep and found a fully loaded SAR 9mm handgun in between the driver's seat and center console of the car. Police say the trooper also found a digital scale, 6.5 grams of marijuana, and rolling papers inside of the vehicle's center console.

Garrett Hill was arrested and transported to Troop 5, Bridgeville, where he was charged with Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon, Possession of Marijuana, two counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Improper Turning of a Vehicle within an Intersection. He was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 2 and released on $6,050 unsecured bail.

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