Delaware State Police

Traffic Stop Leads to Weapon and Drug Charges-Felton

Felton- The Delaware State Police arrest a suspect after a traffic stops leads to the discovery of a weapon and drugs.

The incident occurred on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at approximately 5:50 p.m. when Troopers observed a 2006 red Ford Mustang traveling northbound on South Dupont Highway with a cracked windshield.  Troopers initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle and made contact with the operator, identified as 24-year-old Robert Harding of Felton.  Further investigation led to the discovery of a loaded 40 caliber Glock handgun with 15 rounds, located in Harding’s waistband.  A further search of Harding’s person yielded 18.53 grams of crack cocaine, 4.38 grams of cocaine, and 10 Ecstasy pills.  A search of the vehicle revealed a digital scale.

Harding was transported to Troop 3 where he was charged with three counts of Possession With Intent to Deliver, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, Possession of a Substance in a Tier 3 Quantity, Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon, two counts of Possession of a Controlled or Counterfeit Substance Without a Prescription, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and a Safety Glass violation.  He was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court 2 and committed to the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on $42,201.00 secured bond.

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe

Released: 040418 1130

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