Millsboro Man Arrested for Drug and Weapons Charges

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GEORGETOWN, DE – A Millsboro man has been arrested for drug and weapons charges while driving through Georgetown. Police initiated a traffic stop on 25-year-old Andrew Long Saturday night.

Police reported that at approximately 7:06 p.m., a trooper on patrol in the area of Park Avenue, Georgetown observed a Blue Ford Explorer operated by Andrew Long, who had active warrants for his arrest and did not possess a valid license.

“A traffic stop was initiated, and upon Long pulling his vehicle to the shoulder of the roadway, he immediately exited and began to flee on foot while carrying a handgun,” the Delaware State Police said in a statement. “The trooper chased the suspect and gave verbal commands. Long eventually gave up, dropped the gun, and was subsequently taken into custody without further incident. The loaded 9mm handgun was recovered and a search of the vehicle led to the discovery of approximately 1.3 grams of marijuana.”

A computer inquiry revealed Long is a person prohibited from possessing a weapon.

Long was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court # 3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $101,502 cash bond.