Traffic Stop Leads to Drug and Weapon Arrest

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Delaware State Police have arrested Bobby Rhoades, 23, of Wilmington, DE following a traffic stop that occurred on Monday night.

On November 28, 2022, at approximately 10:50 p.m., New Castle County Governor’s Task Force (GTF) was on patrol in the area of Route 13 and Route 273, New Castle. While on patrol, GTF unit members observed a Honda CRV traveling southbound on Route 13 fail to stop at a red light and also failed to signal when changing lanes. Troopers initiated a traffic stop and contact was made with the operator, a 23-year-old Wilmington man, and the front passenger, identified as Bobby Rhoades. Upon contact with the occupants, troopers smelled an odor of marijuana and observed it inside of the vehicle. A subsequent search of the occupants and vehicle led to the discovery of approximately 2 grams of marijuana near the operator. Additionally, troopers discovered approximately 102 grams of marijuana, a digital scale, .22 caliber ammunition, and a loaded .22 caliber Chiappa semi-automatic handgun located in a bag belonging to Rhoades. A computer search revealed Rhoades is a person prohibited from possessing a weapon.

The 23-year-old operator was released with a civil violation for possession of marijuana and traffic violations.

Rhoades was taken into custody without incident and transported to Troop 2 where he was charged with the following crimes:

  • Possession of a Firearm or Ammunition by Person Prohibited with a Prior Violent Felony Conviction (Felony) – 2 counts
  • Possession of a Semi-Automatic Weapon by Person Prohibited and a Controlled Substance (Felony)
  • Possession With Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance (Felony)
  • Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon (Felony)
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Rhoades was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court # 11 and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on a $43,000 cash bond.

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Senior Corporal Jason Hatchell

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