Georgetown man faces DUI, weapon and drug charges following Lewes area traffic stop

March 13, 2023

A Georgetown man faces driving under the influence, drug and weapon charges March 12 following a traffic stop on Route 9 west of Lewes.

Mikkail Stephens, 33, of Georgetown, was driving a 2003 Cadillac DeVille at 1:17 a.m. going west on Route 9 near Minos Conaway Road when police saw him swerving and crossing over his lane of travel, said Sr. Cpl. Leonard DeMalto of the Delaware State Police.

When the trooper stopped the car, DeMalto said, Stephens displayed signs of impairment and was taken into custody. While searching the car, police found a concealed handgun, about 260 grams of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and more than $700. DeMalto said the handgun had been reported as stolen by Delaware State Police Troop 3 in October 2020.

Stephens was taken to Troop 7 and charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, felony possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, felony carrying a concealed firearm, felony receiving a stolen firearm, driving under the influence, possession of drug paraphernalia, and failure to drive in designated lane. He was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in default of $54,502 cash bond.

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