Stevie S. Cornwell of Hampton, Va., is being held at the Vaughn Correctional Center
A Virginia man who forgot to use his turn signal now is in a Delaware prison on drug and weapons charges.
Delaware State Police spokesman Sgt. Richard Bratz said 26-year-old Stevie S. Cornwell of Hampton, Va., also was driving without a license.
The case began at about 1:45 a.m. Friday, Aug. 24 when a trooper spotted a car southbound on South State Street. The car was traveling in the right turn lane, but suddenly changed lanes without using the turn signal.
After stopping Cornwell, a computer check showed his license had been suspended, Bratz said.
The trooper searched the car after smelling marijuana and found a loaded handgun with one round in the chamber. There were 133 grams of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and about $800 in suspected drug money in the vehicle.
A second computer check showed Cornwell was not allowed to have a weapon based on prior firearm possession and drug charges.
Bratz said Cornwell was driving with a woman passenger and a child in a car seat, however, the child was not properly secured. The infant was turned over to the Division of Family Services.
As a result of the traffic stop, Cornwell now is charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, manufacturing, delivering, or possessing with intent to deliver a controlled substance with an aggravating factor, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, possessing, purchasing, owning or controlling a deadly weapon by a person prohibited, endangering the welfare of a child, possession of drug paraphernalia not related to personal use quantity of marijuana, driving without a valid license, as well as the traffic and child seat violation.
Cornwell was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court No. 7 and committed to the Vaughn Correctional Center, Smyrna, in default of $59,303 secured bond.