Bear man arrested with loaded gun, drugs at routine traffic stop on Pulaski Highway

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Bear DE –  Delaware State Police arrest 27-year-old Jahmere Irvin of Bear on felony drug and weapon charges following a traffic stop on Saturday night.

On February 20, 2021, at approximately 9:35 p.m., Delaware State Police conducted a traffic stop on a red Subaru sedan in the area of Pulaski Highway and School Bell Road for a registration violation. As contact was made with the occupants, a strong odor of marijuana was detected inside the vehicle. Troopers contacted the 24-year-old male operator of Wilmington and front-seat passenger, later identified as Jahmere Irvin. A criminal investigation ensued. When the driver was questioned if there was any marijuana inside the vehicle, Irvin produced a plastic bag with approximately 59.98 grams of marijuana to the trooper. Irvin was removed from the vehicle, and located on his person was a Jimenez Arms Inc 9mm handgun with a magazine containing nine live 9mm rounds with one in the weapon’s chamber. Also, on his person was approximately 31.16 grams of marijuana.

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A probable cause search was conducted on the Subaru, and the following was located inside:

•Approximately 1,089.56 grams of marijuana
•Drug Paraphernalia
•11- 9mm Lugar live ammo rounds

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

•Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony (Felony)
•Possession With Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance (Felony)
•Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon (Felony)
•Possession of a Deadly Weapon by a Person Prohibited (Felony)
•Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

He was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #11 and committed to Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on a $31,500.00 cash bond.

The 24-year-old male operator was issued the following traffic citations and released:

•Failure to Transfer Title and Registration
•Operation of an Unregistered Motor Vehic