Dewey Beach police have arrested two men on gun and drug charges following a June 25 search.
Officers were dispatched to the 100 block of Read Avenue about 10 p.m. in reference to suspicious activity. Upon arrival, officers made contact with several individuals loitering around a car. Police say they observed a handgun in the door pocket of the car, detected the odor of marijuana, and could see drug paraphernalia in plain view.
A search of the vehicle yielded a Smith & Wesson Hi-Point 40-caliber handgun, Taurus G2c 9mm handgun, magazine containing 10 rounds of 40-caliber ammunition, extended magazine containing 10 rounds of 9mm full metal jacket ammunition and 11 rounds of 9mm hollow point, three digital scales, 41 small clear plastic zip-lock bags, marijuana-related paraphernalia, and about 47.9 grams of marijuana.
Police arrested Sh’Kai Chandler, 21, and Kaje T. Tiggs-Reynolds, 24. Chandler was charged with felony possession, purchase, own or control a deadly weapon semiautomatic or automatic by a person prohibited who also possesses a controlled substance, felony carrying a concealed weapon, and possession of marijuana. He was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in lieu of $15,125 secured bail.
Tiggs-Reynolds was charged with felony manufacture or deliver controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. He was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in lieu of $7,500 secured bail.
Town Manager Bill Zolper said June 26 the Town of Dewey Beach and the police department continue to be proactive to keep citizens and visitors safe.
“Our police continue to do a great job enforcing the law,” Zolper said.