Following a traffic stop for trespassing on a state wildlife area Feb. 26, Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police arrested a Felton man at Blairs Pond Boat Ramp in Milford on drug-related charges and multiple warrants.
Mahdi R. Wilson, 23, was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled or counterfeit substance/heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia, trespassing after hours on a state wildlife area and littering/dumping on a state wildlife area. Wilson was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 3 in Georgetown and released on $2,500 unsecured bond.
Wilson also was arraigned on two warrants out of Delaware State Police Troop 3. On the first warrant, he was charged with criminal impersonation, driving without a valid license, driving with a suspended or revoked license and speeding in excess of 55 mph on a four-lane or divided highway, and released on $3,100 unsecured bond pending a court date in the Kent County Court of Common Pleas. On the second warrant, Wilson was charged with criminal impersonation, driving with a suspended or revoked license and speeding in excess of posted limits, and released on $3,050 unsecured bond, also pending a court date in the Kent County Court of Common Pleas. In addition, Wilson was arraigned on a capias out of Kent County Superior Court for which he was released on minimal bond pending a court date.
A passenger in Wilson’s vehicle was cited for trespassing after hours on a state wildlife area.
“State wildlife areas, fishing piers and boat launching facilities are closed to the public from sunset to sunrise unless a person is actively and lawfully engaged in fishing, hunting or boating in accordance with state regulations and individual wildlife area rules,” said Sgt. John McDerby, Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police. “We routinely monitor wildlife areas statewide for after-hours activity, and individuals who are found in these areas between sunset and sunrise and not engaged in these activities as described face fines up to $100 for trespassing after hours.”
For more information on state wildlife areas, including the rules and regulations specific to each wildlife area, click Delaware Wildlife Area Maps. These maps also are available in hard copy at DNREC’s Dover licensing desk in the Richardson & Robbins Building, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901.
DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife recognizes and thanks the majority of anglers, hunters and boaters who comply with and support Delaware’s fishing, hunting and boating laws and regulations. Citizens are encouraged to report fish, wildlife and boating violations to the Delaware Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police by calling 302-739-4580. Wildlife violations may also be reported anonymously to Operation Game Theft by calling 800-292-3030 or online at http://de.gov/ogt.