Laurel man arrested on drug, weapons charges

A Laurel man was arrested on drug and weapons charges after police say he passed out at a truck stop with crystal meth and a slew of firearms.

According to the Delaware State Police Department, around 1 a.m., Tuesday troopers were called to the Oasis Truck Stop on Sussex Highway for a welfare check of an unconscious man sitting in the driver seat of a red Chevrolet S-10 pickup.

Troopers arrived and located the vehicle at the gas pumps with the man, later identified as 43-year-old Jerome Slavinskas III, passed out inside.

Police were able to wake Jerome up, at which time he displayed signs of driving under the influence.

An investigation ensued, and a consent search was conducted. Located on Jerome was approximately 2.09 crystal meth. A search of Jerome’s vehicle turned up 2.09 grams of marijuana, New England Firearms 12 gauge shotgun, Remington model 700, Barnett Ghost 420 Crossbow, 17- 12 gauge shotgun rounds, and 5- 30-60 rifle rounds.

Jerome was taken into custody without incident and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $53,550.00 cash bond.

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