Troopers: Traffic Stop Leads To A Dozen Charges For Ellendale Man

Milton– The Delaware State Police have arrested 26-year-old Charles H. Randall of Ellendale after a traffic stop led to the discovery of a handgun and drugs, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe.

Jaffe said the incident occurred on February 4, 2020, at approximately 2:10 p.m., when Troopers observed a black 2002 GMC Envoy at the intersection of Fisher Road and Lewes Georgetown Highway stopped at the traffic light. A computer inquiry revealed that the registration to the vehicle was suspended, according to Jaffe. A traffic stop was initiated and contact was made with the operator, Charles Randall . The Trooper detected an an odor of marijuana was detected and a subsequent search of the vehicle was conducted. During the search the Trooper located the following:

1 H&R Revolver 32 Caliber Handgun (Loaded)
11 rounds of 32 caliber bullets
Approximately 11.66 grams of Crack/Powder Cocaine
Approximately 36.19 grams of Marijuana
Assorted narcotic pills
Drug paraphernalia
Over $90.00 in suspected drug proceeds

Randall was taken into custody without incident and transported back to Troop 7 where he was charged with the following:

Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony
Possession With Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance Tier 2 Quantity
Possession With Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance
Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon A Firearm
Possession of a Controlled or Counterfeit Substance (2 counts)
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (3 counts)
Failure to Have Required Insurance
Fictitious or Cancelled Registration Card
Operation of an Unregistered Motor Vehicle

Randall was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $101003.00 secured bond.


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