Bear – The Delaware State Police Governor’s Task Force (GTF) with the assistance of Probation and Parole officers have charged 38-year-old James C. Moore of Newark and 39-year-old Justin Taylor of New Castle, with multiple weapons and drug-related offenses stemming from an investigation that was based on a Crimestoppers tip, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin.
Austin said on May 14, 2019 GTF and Probation and Parole Officers received an anonymous tip via Delaware Crimestoppers, informing them of illegal drug sales and weapons violations, allegedly occurring at a residence within the Fairwinds Trailer Park, located in the 700 block of Pulaski Hwy., Bear. An investigation was initiated based on the tipster’s information which resulted in a search of the residence.
According to Austin, at the time of the search, Moore and Taylor were taken into custody without incident and the following items were recovered.
Ruger .22 rifle
American Tactical AR 15 style rifle
Tennessee Arms AR 15 style rifle
Moss pump shotgun
Hi-Point 9mm rifle
Ruger .22 handgun
Glock 9mm handgun
6 ammunition canisters containing rifle and handgun ammunition
A suitcase containing 30 loaded ammunition magazines
22 bags of Heroin (total weight .147 grams)
.11 grams marijuana
James C. Moore was charged with the following:
Possession of a Deadly Weapon or Ammunition by Person Prohibited (8 counts)
Possession of a Deadly Weapon by Person Prohibited who also Possesses a Controlled Substance (6 Counts)
Possession of Heroin
Moore was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court #11 and then committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Facility in lieu of $200,000.00 secured bail.
Justin Taylor was charged with the following:
Possession of a Deadly Weapon by Person Prohibited who also Possesses a Controlled Substance (7 counts)
Possession of Marijuana
Taylor was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court #11 and committed to the Howard r. Young Correctional Institution in lieu of $21,000.00 secured bail.