Police: Two Cheeks Busted In Newark, Gun, Drugs Found

Newark Police
Newark Police


Newark – On Friday, March 16, 2018, at about 9:17, a Newark Police (NPD) Officer was on patrol on South Main Street in Newark. The officer observed a vehicle disregard a traffic light and conducted a traffic stop, according to NPD Spokesman Lt. Andrew Rubin.

Rubin said upon contacting the occupants of the vehicle, the officer detected an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Officers then conducted a search of the vehicle. During the search, officers located marijuana, paraphernalia, materials used to package drugs for sale and a loaded 9 mm handgun, said Rubin.

Two of the occupants of the vehicle, the driver and front seat passenger, were arrested as a result. They were identified as Isaiah Cheeks (passenger), 22 and Malcolm Cheeks (driver), 21, both of New Castle.

They were each charged with the offenses listed below.


Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon

Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony

Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited

Possession With Intent to Deliver Marijuana

Conspiracy Second Degree


Possession of Marijuana

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Both subjects appeared before Justice of the Peace Court #11 in New Castle and were ordered to be held in default of $21,500 secured bond. They were both transported to the Howard R Young Correctional Institution in Wilmington.

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