Wilmington Police Operation Safe Streets Nets Guns, Drugs

Members from ‘Operation Safe Streets’ arrested a man on drug and weapons charges after they detected an odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle during a traffic stop, according to police.

Officials said on Thursday, May 10, at approximately 11:50 am, Wilmington Police / Operation Safe Streets witnessed a gray Chevrolet Camaro with Michigan registration making a left turn on W. 8th Street from Morrow Street. The vehicle’s windows were tinted and one of its brake lights was not working, according to police.

Police conducted a motor vehicle stop in the 600 block of Monroe Street. When officers made contact with the occupants they detected an odor of marijuana emanating from within the vehicle. While conversing with the occupants, the front passenger, James Madlock , 20, of Wilmington willingly turned over a bag containing marijuana and he indicated that he had a rifle in the trunk of the vehicle.

While removing the driver out of the vehicle, officers observed a firearm in the driver side lower compartment, also belonging to Madlock. Both occupants were taken into custody. Madlock consented to a search of his residence.

Overall, the following items were seized:
One Taurus Millennium G2 9mm semi-automatic handgun;
One Hi-Point 995 9mm semi-automatic rifle;
Thirty-seven 9mm cartridges;
One 9mm magazine (Taurus);
One 9mm extended magazine (Taurus);
One 9mm magazine (Hi-Point);
308 grams of marijuana;
Two portable digital scales;

Madlock was charged with the following offenses:
Possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance;
Carrying a concealed deadly weapon;
Possession of a firearm by person prohibited (2 counts);
Possession of a controlled substance in a Tier 1 quantity;
Failure to register vehicle in Delaware within 60 days of residency.

The driver of the vehicle received a motor vehicle violation: No stop signal lamp project glaring light.

He was transported to Howard Young Correctional Facility for failing to post $10,000 CASH BOND.

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