Three arrested on drug, weapons charges in Dover

Three men were arrested on drug and weapons charges in Dover.

According to Dover Police, on Tuesday officers were conducting surveillance for a firearms investigation in the area of New Hope Apartments when they spotted 19-year-old Shaquan Shields leave the area as a passenger in a vehicle.

Shields was wanted on Family Court capiases and officers contacted him when the vehicle stopped in the parking lot of a convenience store around 2 p.m. on DuPont Highway.

During the stop, police say they located 50 grams of marijuana in plain view, next to Shields.

Shields was taken into custody without incident and found to be in possession of a loaded 9mm handgun and 21 bags of heroin, according to police.

Later that day, around 3:50 p.m., officers tried to make contact with 19-year-old Devon Randall on New Street after police say he was spotted with a handgun.

When officers approached, Randall reportedly fled into the building and into an apartment.

Officers located a loaded 9mm handgun in the path where Randall fled from officers.

Officers then applied for a search warrant for the apartment and were able to take Randall and 18-year-old Zyaier Payne into custody.

During the search, officers located a loaded .40 caliber handgun and 87 grams of marijuana.

All three were committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on cash bonds.

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