Traffic Stop Leads To Drug and Weapon Charges

Released By Sgt. Robert Masten On 10.09.2017 Incident #51.17.11206

On 10.06.2017 at approximately 8:12 am, an officer on patrol in the 200 block of North Rehoboth Boulevard observed a Honda Accord being operated with expired registration.  The officer proceeded to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle and contacted Nicholis T. Jackson, 25 of Lincoln, and Anthony P. Taylor 26, of Magnolia, and determined both were wanted by several Delaware courts.  Mr. Taylor initially provided officers with a false name.  Both were taken into custody at the scene without incident.  A subsequent search of the vehicle located a .380 handgun, drug paraphernalia, and suspected cocaine.  Mr. Jackson has been charged with Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, Possession of a Firearm by Person Prohibited, Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon, Possession With The Intent To Deliver A Controlled Substance, Driving While Suspended, Expired Tags, No Valid Insurance In Possession, Unregistered Motor Vehicle, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Mr. Jackson was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #2, where bail was set at $30,001.00 secured.  Mr. Taylor has been charged with Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, Possession of a Firearm by Person Prohibited, Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon, Criminal Impersonation, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Mr. Taylor was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #2, where bail was set at $26,001.00 secured.  Both were committed to the custody of the Delaware Department of Correction at the Sussex Correctional Institution.  Both are scheduled for Preliminary Hearings on 10.13.2017 at the Kent County Court of Common Pleas.

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