Pot dealer arrested during routine traffic stop in New Castle


New Castle, DE – Delaware State Police arrested 34-year-old Reginald A. Watson of Wilmington on drug and traffic charges following a traffic stop on Saturday afternoon.

On February 13, 2021, at approximately 3:56 p.m., a trooper on patrol on US13 in the area of I295 in New Castle, observed a gray Toyota Corolla traveling southbound on US13 on I295 change lanes without properly signaling. A traffic stop was initiated and contact was made with the operator and sole occupant of the vehicle, Reginal A. Watson. Upon contact with the vehicle, the trooper detected a strong odor of marijuana emanating from within the vehicle and drug paraphernalia was observed in plain view. A criminal investigation ensued and a probable cause search of the vehicle was conducted. Located inside the vehicle were the following items: Approximately $1,160.00 in suspected drug proceeds, Drug paraphernalia, Approximately 243.56 grams of marijuana.

Watson was taken into custody without incident and charged with the following crimes:

Possession With Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance (Felony)
Possession of a Controlled Substance (Felony)
Driving While Suspended
Failure to Have Insurance Identification
Failure to Signal
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Civil Violation)

He was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #11 and was issued a $10,503.00 secured bond.

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