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TRAFFIC STOP LEADS TO ILLEGAL POSSESSION OF FIREARM

On Sunday, July 31, 2022, at approximately 1:30 AM, officers from the Dewey Beach Police Department conducted a traffic stop on Coastal Highway, in the area of King Charles Avenue, for a motor vehicle violation. The operator of the vehicle was identified as Dontwain Cornish (24 of Milford, DE). During the investigation marijuana was observed in plain view and Cornish admitted to having a concealed firearm in the vehicle. The officers recovered a SAR 9 mm handgun which was fully loaded; another fully loaded magazine was also recovered. Cornish was placed into custody and taken to the Dewey Beach Police Department. He was charged with Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon and was arraigned at the Justice of the Peace Court #3 located in Georgetown Delaware. He was released on his own recognizance. Cornish was also cited on traffic charges related to this incident.

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