Newark Man Charged With Intent To Deliver A Controlled Substance, Xanax

New Castle County Police arrest Newark man on drug charges during a traffic stop.

Last Friday, March 8, 2019, officers from the New Castle County Division of Police Mobile Enforcement Team were patrolling in the community of Four Seasons. At approximately 11:45 a.m., team members observed a white Ford Fusion exit the neighborhood and commit a traffic violation, according to police. The officers stopped the vehicle and discovered the driver, 24-year-old Matthew Patron to be in possession of 29 Alprazolam 2mg pills (Xanax) and $3,540.00 in suspected drug proceeds, according to officials.

Further investigation resulted in a search of Patron’s apartment. The search revealed 1 box of pistol cartridges, 1 black digital scale and a fraudulent, commercial check valued at over $1000, according to police.

Matthew Patron was charged with one count felony Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance, one count of felony Possession of Ammunition by Person Prohibited, one count misdemeanor Possession of a Counterfeit Controlled Substance, one count of misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and one traffic offense, Failure to Signal Turn.

He was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 2 and held in lieu of $30,701 cash bail.

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