DSP makes drug, weapon arrest in Ellendale

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ELLENDALE, DE – The Delaware State Police arrested a 37-year-old man after reports of a suspicious person were received by the agency.

According to the DSP, officers reported to a suspicious person investigation Friday morning in the area of Beach Highway.

Delaware State Police arrested Leon Leager, 37, of Ellendale, Delaware, on charges related to weapons and drugs.

At approximately 9:30 a.m., troopers responded to a report of a suspicious person at a residence on the 14,000 block of Beach Highway.

The troopers observed Leager standing beside a vehicle with the driver’s door open when they arrived. In their approach to Leager, the troopers noticed a handgun lying on the ground near where he was standing.

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Leager was taken into custody without incident. Upon further investigation, he was found in possession of a concealed empty handgun holster, three knives, ammunition, other firearm accessories, approximately 18.61 grams of suspected methamphetamine, and drug paraphernalia. The investigation revealed that he had stolen scrap metal from the property, which had been removed from it.