Georgetown Police Arrest Virginia Man, 11 Pounds Of Weed Found

Georgetown – At approximately 1:10 p.m. on Saturday, February 4, 2017 Georgetown Police arrested a Virginia man after he was found to be in possession of drugs during a traffic stop, according

Elton McCormick
Elton McCormick

to Georgetown Police Spokesman Detective Joey Melvin.

Melvin said that Georgetown Police were patrolling Dupont Blvd. when officers observed a red in color Chevy Cruz traveling South on Dupont Blvd,. commit several traffic violations. After contacting the operator, the officer detected an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle, said Melvin.

A Delaware State Police narcotics K9 officer was called to the scene to conduct an exterior scan of the vehicle and positively alerted to the presence of narcotics, said Melvin. Based on the positive alert, Georgetown Police searched the Chevy Cruz and located approximately 11 pounds of marijuana in trunk the vehicle, according to Melvin.

The operator of the Chevy Cruz, 40-year-old Elton McCormick of Virginia Beach, Virginia was arrested for possession of marijuana at a Tier 5 quantity, Possession with the georgetown-weed-11-poundsintent to deliver marijuana, Tier 4 quantity, and several traffic violations. McCormick was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in lieu of $4,200 secured bond.

Image Credits: Georgetown Police


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