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Troopers: Clocked At 106 MPH, Facing Weapons Charges, Released On OR

Wilmington- Delaware State Police arrested 27-year-old Donte Wilkie of Landsdowne, PA, on weapon and traffic charges following a traffic stop Saturday morning, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Heather Pepper.

Pepper said on November 21, 2020, at approximately 9:41 a.m., a trooper on patrol on I-495 northbound observed a grey Dodge Charger traveling northbound in the left lane of I-495 at 106 MPH in a 65 MPH zone. As the trooper was approaching the vehicle from the rear, it made a quick lane change without signaling. A traffic stop was initiated and contact was made with the operator, Donte Wilkie. Upon contact with the operator, a strong odor of marijuana was detected and a criminal investigation ensued, said Pepper. Located in the Charger during the investigation were the following items:

1- loaded extended 9mm magazine
1- loaded black F&N 9mm firearm
$2,427.00 in suspected drug proceeds
Approximately 10.62 grams of marijuana
1- large hunting knife
Wilkie was taken into custody without incident and transported to Troop 1 where he was charged with the following crimes:

Possession of a Deadly Weapon by a Person Prohibited (Felony)
Carrying a Concealed Deadly Instrument
Possession of Marijuana (Civil Violation)
Reckless Driving
Failure to Signal
Speeding in Excess of 65mph
Operating a Vehicle with Window Tint
Wilkie was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #11 and released on his Own Recognizance.

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