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Police: Fake Cocaine, Stolen Gun Found During Dover Traffic Stop

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Jason Westley and Andre Owens Jason Westley and Andre Owens

DOVER, Del.- Two Dover men are behind bars after police say they found fake cocaine and a stolen gun in their car during a traffic stop.

According to Dover police, just after 7 p.m. Thursday officers stopped a car in the parking lot of the Urban Furniture Outlet and made contact with the two men inside: 41-year-old Andre Owens and 38-year-old Jason Westley.

Police said Owens was trying to hide a large bag of suspected crack cocaine. A search of the vehicle turned up 57.6 grams of counterfeit crack cocaine packaged for resale. According to police, the officers also found a loaded 9mm Glock 43 handgun in the waistband of Westley's pants. Further investigation revealed the gun was reported stolen in January.

Westley was charged with possession of a firearm by a person prohibited, carrying a concealed deadly weapon and receiving a stolen firearm. He was committed to the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on $26,000 cash bond.

Owens was charged with possession with the intent to deliver a counterfeit substance, tampering with physical evidence, possession of a counterfeit controlled substance, resisting arrest and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was committed on an administrative warrant and cash bond, according to police.

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