Two men arrested following Newport traffic stop, facing drug-related charges



Nick Perez - Delaware Online

Police arrested two men on drug charges after a traffic stop Tuesday night.

At 10 p.m., State Police were patrolling Newport when they saw a black, Nissan Altima being driven by 23-year-old Charles Smith of Newark, who they knew had active warrants.

Officers from Newport Police stopped the car on Centerville Road in the area of Old Capitol Trail and found 25-year-old Jaime N. Antunez of Bear in the car as well, police said.

Police searched the vehicle and found over 170 grams of methamphetamine. Police then took Smith and Antunez into custody without incident.

Police say they also searched a home in the 600 block of S. Huckleberry Ave. in Bear and found close to 702 grams of methamphetamines, 180 grams of powder cocaine, 25 grams of marijuana and over $1,200 in cash.

In total, police seized 872 grams of methamphetamines, 180 grams of powder cocaine, 25 grams of marijuana and over $1,254 in cash.

Smith was arraigned on $241,500 cash bail and charged with possession with intent to distribute, two counts of delivering a controlled substance, two counts possession of a controlled substance and second-degree conspiracy.

Antunez was arraigned on $201,500 cash bail and charged with delivering a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and second-degree conspiracy.

Both men are in custody at Howard R. Young Correctional Institution near Wilmington


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