Tinted windows stop leads to drug, weapon charges

Colin Shockley (Delaware State Police)

A 21-year-old Viola man is facing drug and weapons charges following a traffic stop in the Camden area on Wednesday night.

Delaware State Police say Colin Shockley was stopped in the area of South DuPont Highway and POW-MIA Parkway by a trooper for having tinted windows without a waiver.

The trooper noticed a strong odor of marijuana and spotted a rifle inside the vehicle in plain sight. Shockley was detained without incident, and a search of the vehicle uncovered 17 grams of marijuana, an American Tactical assault rifle, and a handgun.

Shockley was transported to Troop 3 and charged with the following offenses:

Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon (Felony)

Possession of a Firearm While Possessing a Controlled Substance (Felony) – 2 counts

Possession of Marijuana

Failure to Have Insurance Identification in Possession

Operating a Vehicle With Improper Window Tinting

He was was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court # 7 and released on his own recognizance.

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