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Separate Traffic Stops Nets Multiple Drug Arrests in Laurel

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Xavier Bruinton (Photo: Laurel Police) Xavier Bruinton (Photo: Laurel Police)
Pythuis Wright  (Photo: Laurel Police) Pythuis Wright (Photo: Laurel Police)

LAUREL, Del. - Laurel police made several drug arrests Friday.

First, a 21-year-old Georgetown man was arrested Friday for marijuana possession according to police.

The Laurel Police Department said Monday that Xavier Bruinton was stopped in the town limits of Laurel, Del. for a moving violation. When the officer approached the vehicle, police said the officer could smell marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. 

Further investigation revealed that Bruinton had 48 grams of marijuana in his possession.

Bruinton was arrested and later released with a summons and a future court date.

Also on Friday, Laurel Police said they arrested 30-year-old Pythuis Wright of New York for marijuana possession with an aggravating factor, possession of drug paraphernalia and local fugitive. In a separate incident, police said Wright was also stopped inside the town limits of Laurel for a moving violation. Wright was a passenger in the car, according to police. A check on the Delaware Criminal Justice Information System revealed Wright had an active warrant issued out of the Kent County Family Court for a previous criminal charge, police said. 

Further investigation revealed 166 grams of marijuana in the trunk of the vehicle, police said, and Wright admitted to being the owner of the marijuana.  

Wright was arrested and transported back to the Laurel Police Department then arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 2 and committed to the Sussex County Correctional Institution in default of a $2000 secured bond and future court date, according to police.
 

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