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Repeat Offender Gets Prison Time For Drug Dealing

Delaware State Police

A Wilmington man convicted on weapons and drug charges has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.

While on patrol in October 2018, members of the Delaware State Police Governor’s Task Force heard what they believed to be a domestic dispute at the Dutch Inn Motel in the 100 block of South Dupont Parkway in New Castle.

As they investigated, they identified 29-year-old Angel Arbolay, a man wanted on a Violation of Probation charge, as being involved. Arbolay refused to let officers in the room, leading them to use a Taser to subdue Arbolay.

Once inside, police found a loaded 9-mm handgun, close to 400 grams of marijuana, illegal prescription pills, cocaine, as well as materials and equipment used for packaging and dealing drugs.

In July 2019, Arbolay was convicted by a Superior Court judge in a bench trial of Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, Drug Dealing, Aggravated Drug Possession Tier 1, Tampering with Physical Evidence, Operating a Clandestine Laboratory, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Resisting Arrest, and Possession of Drug Dealing Paraphernalia.

Abolay was sentenced to 25 years in prison, followed by 6 months of either home confinement or work release, then 18 months of probation.

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