Dover traffic stop leads to drugs, untraceable gun charges

Bauer (Photo: Delaware State Police)

A traffic stop leads to an untraceable firearm charge in Dover.


Delaware State Police say a trooper stopped 36-year-old Michael Bauer of Dover just before 2:00 a.m. on Sunday morning, who was traveling at a high rate of speed on a motorcycle on northbound South Dupont Boulevard south of Carter Road.


Bauer was detained after it was revealed he had a loaded untraceable handgun on him. Police say he also had over 10 grams of marijuana, and a compute check revealed he was a convicted felon prohibited from possessing a firearm.


Bauer faces several charges, including:

Possession of an Untraceable Firearm (Felony)

Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited (Felony)

Possession of Ammunition by a Person Prohibited (Felony)

Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon (Felony)

Possession of Marijuana

Numerous traffic offenses

He was arraigned and lodged at SCI on $40,007 secured bond.

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