Weapon Offense Arrest

Over the last several months, the Middletown Police Department conducted an investigation involving Tahmir Pernsley and his involvement in drug dealing and weapons offenses throughout the Town of Middletown, Delaware.


As a result of this investigation, a search warrant was obtained for his residence in the 600 block of Wiggins Mill Rd. Townsend, DE 19734.  


On April 19, 2022, the Middletown Police Department, with the assistance of Juvenile Probation, arrested Tahmir Pernsley without issue in the 100 block of Silverlake Rd. Middletown, DE 19709.  The subsequent searches of Pernsley’s vehicle and residence located one non-serialized firearm with an extended magazine, ammunition, and marijuana packaged for sale.  Pernsley is currently a person prohibited from possessing firearms due to previous felony convictions.  


Pernsley was charged with the following offenses:

Possession of an Untraceable Firearm

Possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony

Possession of a firearm by a prohibited person

Possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Driving without a valid license

Display of a fictitious number plate or tag


Pernsley was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 2 and issued a $28,503 cash bond on all charges.  Pernsley was subsequently transported to Howard R. Young Correctional Institution after failing to post this bail.

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