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DOVER, Del. – A Smyrna man was arrested Feb. 25 on drug charges following a traffic stop and vehicle search in Dover conducted by the Delaware Natural Resources Police - Environmental Crimes Unit, in which officers seized as evidence 322 grams of marijuana, 66 Xanax pills, $1,225 in cash, a digital scale, and drug packaging materials. Screen Shot 2020-02-27 at 13.42.13

Andrew Burns, 23, was charged with one count of each of the following:

  • Manufacture/deliver/possession with intent to deliver controlled substance Tier 2 quantity
  • Manufacture/deliver/possession with intent to deliver controlled substance
  • Possession of controlled substance Tier 2 quantity
  • Possession of controlled substance Tier 1 quantity
  • Conspiracy second degree – agreement to engage in felony criminal conduct
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia not related to personal use quantity marijuana
  • Failure to have insurance identification in possession
  • Operation of an unregistered motor vehicle
  • Display of license plate
  • Unsafe passing on the left
  • Duty to sign and carry driver’s license

Burns was arraigned via video phone in Justice of the Peace Court 2 and released on his own recognizance, pending a court date.

Delawareans are encouraged to report environmental violations to DNREC’s Natural Resources Police Environmental Crimes Unit by calling the 24-hour environmental complaints line at 800-662-8802.

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