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Posted on: March 21, 2018

Two New Castle Men Arrested for Gun and Drug Charges Following a Traffic Stop

03-21-18

On Friday, March 16, 2018, at about 2117 hours, a Newark Police Officer was on patrol on South Main Street in Newark. The officer observed a vehicle disregard a traffic light and conducted a traffic stop. Upon contacting the occupants of the vehicle, the officer detected an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Officers then conducted a search of the vehicle. During the search, officers located marijuana, paraphernalia, materials used to package drugs for sale and a loaded 9mm handgun.

Two of the occupants of the vehicle, the driver and front seat passenger, were arrested as a result. They were identified as Isaiah Cheeks (passenger) and Malcolm Cheeks (driver). They were each charged with the offenses listed below. Both subjects appeared before Justice of the Peace Court #11 in New Castle and were ordered to be held in default of $21,500 secured bond. They were both transported to the Howard R Young Correctional Institution in Wilmington.


Defendants (photos attached):

Isaiah Cheeks

22 year-old male

New Castle, DE


Malcolm Cheeks

21 year-old male

New Castle, DE


Charges:

Felonies:

Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon

Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony

Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited

Possession With Intent to Deliver Marijuana

Conspiracy Second Degree


Misdemeanors:

Possession of Marijuana

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia


The Newark Police Department affirms that all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

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