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Drugs, gun found in Millsboro traffic stop

Delaware News Desk
Milford Beacon
Milford Beacon

Delaware State Police arrested a Millsboro man after a traffic stop allegedly led to the discovery of drugs and a weapon.

The incident occurred around 2:10 p.m. on Saturday, July 11, when troopers observed a green 2009 Toyota Camry traveling northbound on Bethesda Road, south of Meadow Lane in Millsboro, with its left front headlamp "completely broken and inoperable." A traffic stop was initiated and contact was made with the driver, 31-year-old Dionne D. Thomas. The trooper detected an odor of marijuana.

A search of the vehicle led to the discovery of the following:

  • 56.37 grams of marijuana
  • 364 bags of heroin (2.548 grams)
  • A Smith and Wesson M&P 45, loaded with four rounds and one in the chamber
  • A box of .223 Remington AR-15 rounds
  • Drug paraphernalia

Thomas was taken into custody without incident and charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of a deadly weapon by a person prohibited, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance in a tier two quantity, two counts of possession of a firearm or ammunition by a person prohibited, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, two counts of possession of drugs paraphernalia and failure to have two headlamps. He was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $130,700 cash-only bond.