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Harrington Traffic Stop Leads to Drug, Weapons Charges

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HARRINGTON, Del.- Two men are facing charges after a traffic stop led to the discovery of drugs and a weapon in Harrington.

According to the Delaware State Police, troopers spotted a Honda Civic Thursday afternoon blocking traffic on Mill Street in Harrington.

Troopers stopped the car and made contact with the driver, Nathan Sample, 18, of Felton, and a passenger, Eric R. McDonald, 21, of Richmond, Va. 

During the course of the traffic stop, troopers reported noticing an odor of marijuana and discovered through a computer inquiry that both subjects had active capias’ on file.

Troopers said a subsequent search of the vehicle reportedly revealed the following:

  • Approximately 144.6 grams of marijuana
  • Drug paraphernalia
  • Over $600 in suspected drug proceeds
  • A Hi-Point 9mm rifle

Sample and McDonald were transported back to Troop 3.

Sample was charged with the following:

  • Possession With Intent To Deliver a Controlled Substance with an Aggravating Factor
  • Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited
  • Possession of a Deadly Weapon by a Person Prohibited Who Also Possesses Controlled Substance
  • Conspiracy Second Degree
  • Possession of marijuana
  • Driving While Suspended
  • No person shall stop, stand, or park where obstruct free passage of traffic

Sample was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $21,000. secured bond.

McDonald was charged with the following:

  • Possession With Intent To Deliver a Controlled Substance with an Aggravating Factor
  • Possession of a Deadly Weapon by a Person Prohibited Who Also Possesses Controlled Substance
  • Conspiracy Second Degree
  • Possession of marijuana

McDonald was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $25,500 secured bond

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