Smyrna man stopped was DUI with loaded gun according to Delaware State Police

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Smyrna, DE – The Delaware State Police arrested 39-year-old Brandon Evans of Smyrna, DE, on 3rd Offense DUI after a traffic stop which also led to the discovery of drugs and a handgun.

The incident occurred on November 29, 2020, at approximately 12:04 a.m., when a Trooper observed a white 2010 Chevrolet Impala traveling eastbound on Big Oak Road above the posted speed limit. A traffic stop was initiated, and contact was made with the driver, Brandon Evans when a strong odor of alcoholic beverages was detected. A DUI investigation ensued, and Evans was asked to step out of the vehicle. A pat down search was performed on Evans and the trooper located a loaded .25 caliber handgun in Evan’s pants pocket.

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Also discovered inside of Evans vehicle was approximately 2.2 grams of marijuana.

Evans was taken into custody without incident and transported back to Troop 9 where he was charged with the following:


  • Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon, A Firearm (Felony)
  • Possession of a Firearm By Person Prohibited (Felony)
  • Possession of a Firearm if Previously Convicted (Felony)
  • 3rd Offense Driving Under the Influence
  • Possession of Marijuana
  • Speeding

Evans was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court #7 and committed to the Howard R. Young Correction Institution on $26,200.00 cash bond.

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