MILLSBORO, DE – A 20-year-old Millsboro man is facing drug and weapons charges after being pulled over by the Delaware State Police for a routine traffic stop Tuesday morning.
Police say Amir Harris committed several moving violations that prompted the traffic stop.
“On April 5th, 2022 at approximately 12:15 a.m., a trooper on patrol in the Millsboro area observed a gray Pontiac sedan traveling southbound on Dupont Boulevard south of Delaware Avenue. The trooper observed the Pontiac fail to remain within its lane of travel and also commit a turn signal violation,” DSP said. “A traffic stop was then initiated on Parker Circle, Millsboro. Upon contacting the operator and sole occupant, identified as Amir Harris, the trooper detected the strong odor of marijuana emitting from inside of the vehicle. Harris was asked to exit the vehicle, and as Harris complied, he fled the scene on foot.”
Troopers gave chase and took Harris into custody a short distance away.
Upon detaining Harris, troopers discovered he was in possession of approximately .035 grams of suspected heroin and a loaded U.S. Revolver Company handgun with five .32 caliber rounds. Harris has a prior felony conviction and is a person prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition, DSP reported.