Troopers Arrest Subject on Drug Charges Following Traffic Stop

54-year-old Erminio Ferri of Dover, DE

Delaware State Police have arrested 54-year-old Erminio Ferri of Dover, DE on felony drug charges following a traffic stop that occurred in the Newark area on Thursday evening.


On August 25, 2022, at approximately 6:45 p.m., troopers on patrol observed a black Chrysler 300 sedan traveling eastbound on Chestnut Hill Road in the area of Marrows Road. Troopers noticed that the vehicle had a fictitious registration displayed, and a traffic stop was conducted on the Chrysler on Chestnut Hill Road. Contact was made with the operator of the vehicle, later identified as Erminio Ferri, and troopers detected the odor of marijuana emitting from the interior of the car. A search of the vehicle led to the discovery of approximately 37.16 grams of methamphetamine, approximately 8.9 grams of marijuana, and drug paraphernalia.


Ferri was taken into custody at the scene without incident. He was transported to Troop 6 and charged with the following crimes:

  • Possession With Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance in a Tier 3 Quantity (Felony)
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance in a Tier 3 Quantity (Felony)
  • Possession of Marijuana
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Numerous traffic offenses

Ferri was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court # 2 and released on his own recognizance.

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