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  • Newark Traffic Stop Nets Stolen Gun and Drugs

  • Three arrested on multiple charges
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  • Troopers arrested three Newark men after a traffic stop and search of their vehicle yielded a stolen gun and drugs.
    The incident occurred at approximately 1:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, as a trooper on patrol in the area of Old Baltimore Pike and Albe Drive in Newark, observed a 2003 Nissan Sentra traveling westbound on Old Baltimore Pike at a high rate of speed. A traffic stop was conducted in the area of Albe Drive and the occupants of the vehicle, Tyrone Baines, 19 of Newark, Durell Owens, 18, of Newark, and Andrew Joyner, 23, also of Newark, were contacted. As the trooper was interviewing the occupants of the vehicle, an odor of marijuana was detected at which time the three subjects were asked to exit the vehicle. A search was then conducted of the Nissan and located under the front passenger seat, was a loaded 9 mm handgun. A search of the three occupants was also conducted at which time Andrew Joyner was found to be in possession of 3.5 grams of marijuana. A computer inquiry into the weapon revealed that it had been reported as stolen to the New Castle County Police in 2009. All three subjects were then transported to Troop 2 in Glasgow.
    Baines, who initially provided troopers with a fictitious name, was charged with Possession of a Firearm or Ammunition by a Person Prohibited (2 cts.), Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony, Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon, Receiving a Stolen Firearm, Possession of a Firearm While in Possession of a Controlled Substance, Criminal Impersonation, and Possession of Marijuana. He was then arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 11 and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution for lack of $96,750 cash bail.
    Owens was charged with Possession of a Firearm or Ammunition by a Person Prohibited (2 cts.), Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony, Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon, Receiving a Stolen Firearm, Possession of a Firearm While in Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Possession of Marijuana. He was then arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 11 and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution for lack of $96,250 cash bail.
    Joyner was charged with one count of Possession of Marijuana. He was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 11 and released on $250 unsecured bail.

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