Newark mancharged after gun found during traffic stop

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Newark, DE – Delaware State Police arrested Billy J. Lane III of Newark on weapon and drug charges following a traffic stop Friday.

On December 4, 2020, at approximately 9:00 a.m., a trooper traveling north on Churchmans Road in the area of State Route 1, observed a silver Honda Accord operating with window tint on all four windows. A computer check revealed the vehicle did not have a valid tint waiver issued through the state of Delaware and a vehicle stop was initiated. Contact was made with the operator, later identified as Billy Lane III. Through the encounter, the trooper discovered Lane was in possession of a concealed Ruger EC9s handgun. Lane was taken into custody without incident and a subsequent search of the vehicle was conducted and approximately 15 grams of marijuana was located inside. Lane was transported to Troop 6 where he was charged with the following crimes:

  • Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon (Felony)
  • Driving While Suspended
  • Possession of Marijuana (Civil Violation)
  • Operating a Vehicle With Improper Window Tint

Lane was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #11 and released on a $11,200.00 unsecured bond.