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Smyrna Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrest

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SMYRNA, Del. - Delaware State Police say a traffic stop led to the discovery of weapons, a large amount of drugs, and cash Wednesday night in Smyrna.

Police say just before 11 p.m. Wednesday, a trooper assigned to Troop 9 in Odessa was on routine patrol in the area of Route 1 near Smyrna when he observed a gray Honda Odyssey traveling at a high rate of speed. Police say the trooper conducted a traffic stop and began speaking to the driver, later identified as Victor A. Mota Garcia, 31, of Philadelphia.

Police say as the trooper was speaking to Moto Garcia, he noticed an ammunition round on the floor of the vehicle. Mota Garcia was unable to produce a valid driver's license however provided a Dominican identification card, according to police.

A subsequent search of the vehicle was conducted, police said, at which time the trooper located over 6900 bags of heroin along with over $56,000 in suspected drug money along with two handguns in the spare tire compartment of the vehicle. 

Mota Garcia was arrested and transported to Troop 9 where he was charged with two counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possesses a controlled substance in a tier 5 quantity, manufactures, delivers, or possesses with the intent to manufacture, deliver a controlled substance, possession of a weapon with a removed, obliterated or altered serial number, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving without a valid license and speeding. He was committed to the James T. Vaughn Correctional Institution for lack of $171,002 cash bail.
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