Man Previously Charged In High-Speed Chase Arrested After Driving Too Slow

Dover- The Delaware State Police have arrested 20-year-old Amir M. McMorris of Dover after a traffic stop led to the discovery of drugs and a firearm, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe.

Jaffe said the incident occurred on February 11, 2020, at approximately 12:05 a.m., when a Trooper observed a blue Honda Accord traveling southbound on DuPont Highway in the area of Fork Branch Road, Dover, below the posted speed limit and impeding the flow of traffic. A traffic stop was initiated and contact was made with the driver, Amir McMorris, when an odor of marijuana was detected.

A subsequent search led to the discovery of approximately 10.67 grams of marijuana and approximately 30 mg of Amphetamine on McMorris’s person. Located in the vehicle were a 45 caliber handgun loaded with a magazine with (9) 45 mm bullets and drug paraphernalia. A computer inquiry revealed that McMorris was a person prohibited from possessing a firearm, said Jaffe.

McMorris was taken into custody without incident and transported back to Troop 9 where he was charged with the following:

Possession With Intent To Deliver a Controlled Substance
Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon
Possession of Deadly Weapon By Person Prohibited
Possession of a Controlled or Counterfeit Substance
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Failure to Have Insurance Identification
Drive MV At Slow Speed as to Impede Flow
Failure to Have License in Possession

McMorris was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $9603.00 secured bond.

In August of 2018, McMorris was charged after he failed to stop when Milford Police attempted to pull him over, according to police. Read more below.

Milford Police Make Arrest In August Police Chase


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