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Lewes-area traffic stop leads to weapon, drug charges

September 1, 2020

Delaware State Police have arrested a 21-year-old Maryland man on weapon and drug charges following a traffic stop.

About 10:50 p.m., Aug. 31, a trooper was on routine patrol traveling southbound on Coastal Highway in the area of Savannah Road, Lewes, when a red Hyundai was observed traveling northbound and speeding. A traffic stop was initiated on the vehicle, and a strong odor of marijuana was detected coming from inside it. Contact was made with the driver of the vehicle, a 20-year-old female from Accokeek, Md., and front-seat passenger, identified as Timothy Savoy Jr. of Clinton, Md. 

When searching the vehicle, police found about 64.48 grams of marijuana, a loaded Polymer 80 handgun, nine 9mm bullets, one .223-caliber bullet and drug paraphernalia.

Savoy was taken into custody without incident and transported to Troop 7 where he was charged with possession of a firearm by person prohibited (felony), possession of ammunition by person prohibited (felony), possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Savoy was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 3 and released on $20,150 unsecured bond. The driver of the vehicle was issued a ticket for speeding and released.

 

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