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Seaford man charged with his 4th DUI after welfare check

George Reha (Delaware State Police)

A welfare check leads to the arrest of a Seaford man for weapon and drug charges.

Delaware State Police say the Royal Farms on Concord Road in Blades called to check on the driver, 35-year-old George Reha of Seaford, on early Wednesday morning after he was nodding off while in the driver seat of a GMC Sierra.

Responding officers say Reha allegedly displayed signs of being under the influence, he was arrested after a DUI investigation. Upon further search, police uncovered nearly 6 grams of cocaine, paraphernalia, a large Bowie knife a switch blade.

Over $8,000 in suspected drug proceeds were also discovered.

Reha was transported to Delaware State Police Troop 5 and faces 4th offense DUI, Possession of a deady weapon by a person prohibited, possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia and possession of a switchblade.

He was arraigned and lodged in Sussex Correctional Institution on $9,500 cash bond.

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Blades, DE- Delaware State Police arrested George Reha, 35, of Seaford, early Wednesday morning on weapon and drug charges after troopers were called to a convenience store to check on his welfare.

On November 24, 2021, at approximately 7:28 a.m., troopers and EMS were dispatched to Royal Farms located at 8800 Concord Road to check on the welfare of a male, later identified as George Reha. Reha appeared to be nodding off while in the driver seat of a GMC Sierra. Upon contact, he displayed signs of being under the influence of drugs, and a DUI investigation ensued. Reha was taken into custody without incident, and a search of his person was conducted. Located in his pant pocket was $8,797 in suspected drug proceeds. A search of his vehicle resulted in troopers finding the following items:

Approximately 5.99 grams of cocaine
Drug Paraphernalia
1- large Bowie Knife
1- Switchblade knife
Reha did not required medical attention and was transported to Delaware State Police Troop 5, where he was charged with the following crimes:

4th Offense DUI (Felony)
Possession of a Deadly Weapon by a Person Prohibited (Felony)
Possession of a Controlled Substance
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Possession of a Switchblade
Reha was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #2 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on a $9,500.00 cash bond.

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Heather Pepper

Released: 112621 1043

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