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):
22 year-old male
New Castle, DE
21 year-old male
New Castle, DE
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
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.