Harrington Traffic Stop Leads to Drug, Weapons Charges - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Harrington Traffic Stop Leads to Drug, Weapons Charges

Posted: Updated:

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

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Updated: Police ID Man Killed After Car Crashes into Salisbury House

    Updated: Police ID Man Killed After Car Crashes into Salisbury House

    Sunday, November 10 2019 9:13 AM EST2019-11-10 14:13:26 GMT
    Monday, November 11 2019 3:53 PM EST2019-11-11 20:53:26 GMT
    (Photo: Salisbury Police Department)(Photo: Salisbury Police Department)
    (Photo: Salisbury Police Department)(Photo: Salisbury Police Department)
    Salisbury police have released the name of a 19-year-old man killed after the car he was riding in crashed into a house on the 400 block of West College Avenue overnight Sunday.More
    Salisbury police have released the name of a 19-year-old man killed after the car he was riding in crashed into a house on the 400 block of West College Avenue overnight Sunday.More
  • Businesses & Organizations Honor Veterans Throughout Sussex County

    Businesses & Organizations Honor Veterans Throughout Sussex County

    Monday, November 11 2019 5:52 PM EST2019-11-11 22:52:17 GMT
    Monday, November 11 2019 5:52 PM EST2019-11-11 22:52:17 GMT
    Meineke, DART and America Legion are a few of the groups that honored veterans through free services and ceremonies.More
    Meineke in Lewes, DART and American Legion are a few of the groups that honored veterans through free services and ceremonies. More
  • Falling Temperatures May Make Mid-November Feel More Like January

    Falling Temperatures May Make Mid-November Feel More Like January

    Monday, November 11 2019 5:42 PM EST2019-11-11 22:42:19 GMT
    Monday, November 11 2019 5:42 PM EST2019-11-11 22:42:19 GMT
    A child in January 2017 walks to school after a light dusting of snow in Dover.A child in January 2017 walks to school after a light dusting of snow in Dover.
    A child in January 2017 walks to school after a light dusting of snow in Dover.A child in January 2017 walks to school after a light dusting of snow in Dover.
    DOVER, Del. --- After enjoying temperatures in the 60s on Monday, many people around the Delmarva Peninsula may be bundling up over the next few days. Forecasters say temperatures are set to drop on Tuesday, potentially causing expected rainfall to mix wiMore
    DOVER, Del. --- After enjoying temperatures in the 60s on Monday, many people around the Delmarva Peninsula may be bundling up over the next few days. Forecasters say temperatures are set to drop on Tuesday, potentially causing expected rainfall to mix wiMore
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Updated: Police ID Man Killed After Car Crashes into Salisbury House

    Updated: Police ID Man Killed After Car Crashes into Salisbury House

    Sunday, November 10 2019 9:13 AM EST2019-11-10 14:13:26 GMT
    Monday, November 11 2019 3:53 PM EST2019-11-11 20:53:26 GMT
    (Photo: Salisbury Police Department)(Photo: Salisbury Police Department)
    (Photo: Salisbury Police Department)(Photo: Salisbury Police Department)
    Salisbury police have released the name of a 19-year-old man killed after the car he was riding in crashed into a house on the 400 block of West College Avenue overnight Sunday.More
    Salisbury police have released the name of a 19-year-old man killed after the car he was riding in crashed into a house on the 400 block of West College Avenue overnight Sunday.More
  • Two Dead After Hitting Dover Utility Pole

    Two Dead After Hitting Dover Utility Pole

    Sunday, November 10 2019 3:37 PM EST2019-11-10 20:37:06 GMT
    Monday, November 11 2019 7:31 AM EST2019-11-11 12:31:47 GMT
    (Photo: MGN Online)(Photo: MGN Online)
    (Photo: MGN Online)(Photo: MGN Online)
    Two men are dead after their car ran off a road in Dover and into a utility pole Sunday morning, according to police.More
    Two men are dead after their car ran off a road in Dover and into a utility pole Sunday morning, according to police.More
  • Updated: Police ID Driver Killed in Greenwood Crash

    Updated: Police ID Driver Killed in Greenwood Crash

    Sunday, November 10 2019 3:28 PM EST2019-11-10 20:28:04 GMT
    Monday, November 11 2019 9:45 AM EST2019-11-11 14:45:36 GMT
    Photo: Delaware State PolicePhoto: Delaware State Police
    Photo: Delaware State PolicePhoto: Delaware State Police
    Delaware State Police have released the name of a driver killed in a weekend car crash on Route 13 in Greenwood.More
    Delaware State Police have released the name of a driver killed in a weekend car crash on Route 13 in Greenwood. More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2019 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices