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Two Men Arrested On New Charges Shortly After Being Released

L-R: Ndikum, Atanga

The Dover Police Department and Delaware Probation and Parole arrested two men on drug charges on Wednesday afternoon, according to M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer.

Hoffman said at approximately 3:33PM, officers stopped Chrys Atanga (21) and Charles Ndikum (25) for a motor vehicle violation. Officers immediately smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and both men were detained without incident. Delaware Probation and Parole officers then executed an administrative search on a residence in the 300 Block of N. Bradford Street since Ndikum is a probationer, said Hoffman. During the following search, a total of 598.8 grams of marijuana was located inside the home, as well as packaging material, digital scales, and cash suspected to be drug proceeds, Hoffman said.

Atanga was out on bond during this incident after being arrested on drug charges and was alleged to have struck two officers with his vehicle three days prior.

Ndikum was out on an O.R. bond stemming from charges just from one day earlier when he was contacted by officers for a loitering complaint at approximately 3:31PM at a WAWA in North Dover. Ndikum fled from officers, dropping approximately 14 grams of marijuana before being apprehended and charged with Resisting Arrest, Tampering with Physical Evidence, Possession of Marijuana, Disorderly Conduct, and Loitering, Hoffman said.

As a result of the August 28th incident, Atanga was committed to SCI in default of $33,150 cash bond on the following charges:
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana
-Possession of Marijuana
-Drug Paraphernalia
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree
-Various Traffic Violations

As a result of the August 28th incident, Ndikum was committed to SCI for a Violation of Probation and was charged with the following offenses:
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana
-Possession of Marijuana
-Drug Paraphernalia
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree

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