Man facing drug, gun charges after traffic stop in Elsmere

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ELSMERE, DE – On Saturday, December 19, 2020, Officer Linde observed a vehicle displaying fictitious tags traveling West on Kirkwood Hwy. while entering the Town of Elsmere. As Officer Linde was preparing to conduct a traffic stop, the driver/defendant, 22-year-old Tavian Hunter from the unit block of Monterry Drive, Newark DE, attempted to abandon his vehicle in the intersection of Kirkwood Hwy. and DuPont Road.

Officer Linde had defendant Hunter return to his vehicle where he was observed reaching under the driver’s seat. A search of the vehicle resulted in locating a loaded 9mm custom pistol concealed under the driver’s seat and 22 grams of marijuana.

Hunter was arrested and charged with: Fictitious Registration Plate, Resisting Arrest, Possession of a Concealed Deadly Weapon, Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited, Tampering with Evidence and other traffic violations. He was committed to Howard Young Correctional Center in lieu of $15,504 Cash Bail.


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