Two Sussex County men and a New Jersey man face weapon and drug charges Feb. 23 after a report of disorderly behavior at a Route 1 restaurant.
Police were called at 12:41 a.m. to Jake’s Seafood, 19178 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth Beach, for a report of a disorderly subject, said Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe of the Delaware State Police.
A security guard at the restaurant told police that a man was disorderly, and he was asked to leave the establishment, Jaffe said. Police were told that the man had a firearm in his hand when he entered the driver’s side of a black Chevy sedan, Jaffe said.
Troopers then observed a 2018 black Chevrolet Malibu exit the restaurant’s parking lot and make a right turn onto southbound Route 1; the vehicle failed to maintain its lane and a traffic stop was initiated, Jaffe said. When police contacted the driver, Khail S. Reid, 21, of Delmar, Jaffe said, they smelled marijuana. Isaiah Reid, 22, of Seaford, and Saa’diq A. Holmes, 21, of Newark, NJ, were passengers in the car when police searched the vehicle. Inside, Jaffe said, police found a loaded (10 rounds) 9mm handgun with an obliterated serial number, a loaded (17 rounds) 9mm handgun, three 9mm bullets, about 59 grams of marijuana,and more than $600 in suspected drug proceeds.
A computer inquiry revealed that all three suspects were prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition. They were all transported to Troop 7 where they were charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm or ammunition by a person prohibited, and other drug and weapon charges. Khalil Reid also faces traffic charges.
All three were committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in default of secured bond; Khalil Reid on $15,250, and Isaiah Reid and Holmes on $14,500 secured bond.