State Police Arrest Seaford Man for Felony Drugs and Weapons Charges

Delaware State Police arrested 51-year-old Gerald Watkins of Seaford, Delaware for felony drugs and weapons charges in Seaford on Friday morning.

On March 1, 2024, at approximately 10:21 a.m., a trooper responded to the Del-One Federal Credit Union located at 24488 Sussex Highway, Seaford, to check on the welfare of a man reported to be impaired at the ATM. Upon arriving, the trooper observed the man, identified as Gerald Watkins, falling asleep standing upright next to the ATM while holding cash, a bank card, and a receipt. During the ensuing interaction, Watkins exhibited multiple signs of impairment and the trooper observed an ASP baton concealed at his waist. Watkins was taken into custody without incident. A further search of Watkins led to the discovery of 48 bags containing approximately .336 grams of heroin, and two pipes containing approximately .28 grams of methamphetamine. Troopers also located drug paraphernalia and a switchblade longer than 3 inches on the front seat of Watkins’ car.

A computer inquiry of Watkins revealed he is a convicted felon and is prohibited from possessing a deadly weapon. Watkins was taken to Troop 5, where he was charged with the following crimes:

  • Possession of a Deady Weapon by a Person Prohibited (Felony) – 3 counts
  • Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon (Felony)
  • Possession of a Controlled or Counterfeit Substance – 2 counts
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Unlawful Dealing with a Switchblade

Watkins was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 2 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on an $11,700 cash bond.

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