Traffic Stop Leads to Drug and Weapon Arrest

Delaware State Police arrested Raekwon Jackson, 22, of Dover, DE on drug and weapon charges following a traffic stop on Monday night.

On January 9, 2022, at approximately 8:36 p.m., a trooper on patrol in the area of Route 13 and Main Street in Cheswold, observed a silver Nissan Altima traveling southbound on Route 13 with a headlight out. A traffic stop was initiated, and contact was made with the operator and sole occupant, identified as Raekwon Jackson. Immediately upon contact, the trooper detected an odor of marijuana emitting from inside of the vehicle. Jackson was detained without incident and a probable cause search was conducted. A search of the vehicle led to the discovery of approximately 15.19 grams of marijuana, and a loaded Diamond Back 9mm handgun.

Jackson was transported to Troop 9 and charged with the following crimes:

  • Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon (Felony)
  • Possession of Marijuana (Civil)
  • Failure to Have Insurance Identification in Possession
  • Failure to Have Two Head Lamps
  • Failure to Have License in Possession

Jackson was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court # 7 and released on a $2,750 unsecured bond.

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