Traffic Stop Leads to Drug and Weapons Arrest

Delaware State Police have arrested Markice Lincoln, 30, of Wilmington, DE following a traffic stop that occurred on Wednesday night.

On December 28, 2022, at approximately 8:39 p.m., New Castle County Governor’s Task Force (GTF) was on patrol in the area of the Wawa, located at 4651 Ogletown-Stanton Road. During this time, members observed a black Ford Expedition, pull into a handicapped parking space without a handicap placard displayed. A traffic stop was initiated, and contact was made with two occupants, identified as Markice Lincoln and a 28-year-old male from Wilmington. Upon contact with the occupants, a strong odor of marijuana was detected. A subsequent probable cause search led to the discovery of 6 firearms, approximately 1 gram of marijuana, and 5.5 Oxycodone pills. A computer search of the firearms revealed they were all reported stolen in a criminal investigation by the Wilmington Police Department.

Lincoln and the 28-year-old male occupant were taken into custody without incident and transported back to Troop 2 where they were charged with the following crimes:


  • Possession of a Semi-Automatic Weapon by Person Prohibited and a Controlled Substance (Felony)
  • Receiving a Stolen Firearm (Felony)- 6 counts
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Receiving Stolen Property Under $1,500
  • Parking in a Handicapped Parking Zone

Lincoln was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court # 11 and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on a $29,201 cash bond.

The 28-year-old male was released with a civil violation for possession of marijuana.

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