Two men were arrested after police say a traffic stop turned up drugs in Milford.
According to the Milford Police Department, the incident occurred around 7:30 a.m., April 11, as an officer was conducting a uniformed patrol in the area of N. Walnut St. and Buccaneer Blvd. when he observed a white Chrysler 300 with dark window tint.
Further investigation revealed that the vehicle did not have a tint waiver, at which time police say a traffic stop was conducted and the driver was identified as 19-year-old James Eley, of Milford, with passenger 21-year-old Tyone Matthews, of Dover.
As officers made contact with Eley, an odor of marijuana was found emanating from the vehicle, and both occupants were removed. Officers located large zip lock bags containing a total of 97.5 grams of marijuana, a digital scale, and a black smith and Wesson hand gun under the passenger seat.
Both parties were searched and Matthews was found to have oxycodone pills and large sum of currency on his person, according to police. Eley and Mathews were arrested and transported to the Milford Police Department. Warrants for both men were sent to a Justice of the Peace Court and approved.
Eley was charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia not related to personal quantity use (marijuana), and failure to have insurance identification. He was arraigned at the Justice of the Peace Court 3 and committed to The Sussex Correctional Institution in lieu of $10,500.00 secured bail.
Matthews was charged with Possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, two counts of possess purchase, own or control of a firearm or ammunition by a person prohibited, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, and carrying a concealed deadly weapon. Matthews was arraigned and committed to The Sussex Correction Institution in lieu of $55,000 secured bail.