Delaware Police Arrest Man With Meth After Failure to Signal Step


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Newark, DE – Delaware State Police arrested 51-year-old David Mitchell of Newark on felony drug and traffic charges following a traffic stop.

On November 17, 2020, at approximately 1:45 a.m., a trooper observed a blue Dodge Ram fail to use a turn signal while changing lanes on northbound State Route 896 in the area of W. Chestnut Hill Road. A traffic stop was initiated, and contact was made with the driver of the vehicle, later identified as David Mitchell. Mitchell made suspicious movements inside of his vehicle that captured the trooper’s attention, in addition to making false statements. A New Castle County Police K-9 officer was contacted and responded to the traffic stop. The K-9 officer gave a positive indication of illegal narcotics inside of the vehicle.

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Subsequently, the trooper performed a search of the vehicle and discovered approximately 11.2 grams of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.


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Mitchell was taken into custody without incident and transported back to Troop 6 where he was charged with the following:

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  • Possession of a Controlled Substance Tier 2 Quantity (Felony)
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Failure to Signal
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Mitchell was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #11 and released on $1,600 unsecured bond.

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