Felton – Delaware State Police have arrested a Dover man for drug and weapons charges following a car stop yesterday afternoon, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Jeffrey R. Hale.
Hale said the incident occurred on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at approximately 2:20 p.m., as a Delaware State Trooper on routine patrol on southbound DuPont Highway in the area of Walnut Shade Road, Felton, observed a Dodge Stratus being operated in an erratic manner.
As the Stratus turned onto Walnut Shade Road, the trooper initiated a traffic stop of the vehicle. Upon approaching the car and coming into contact with the operator and sole occupant, later identified as Anthony J. Cadiz, 25, the trooper immediately noticed the strong odor of marijuana coming from the interior, according to police.
Hale said a subsequent search of the car was conducted at which time 8.8 grams of marijuana, .12 grams (8 bags) of heroin, and a digital scale were located in the center console. Troopers said they also located a loaded Springfield 9mm handgun inside of a book bag in the interior of the vehicle. A subsequent check of the gun revealed that it had been reported as stolen during a Felton area burglary which had occurred on Tuesday, October 4, 2016, police said.
Anthony Cadiz was arrested and transported to Troop 3 where he was subsequently charged with Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited, Possession of Ammunition by a Person Prohibited, Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon, Receiving a Stolen Firearm, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Driving on the Wrong Side of the Roadway. He was arraigned at JP Court 7 and committed to the James T. Vaughn Correctional Institution in default of $20,100.00 cash bail.
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