By Derrick Stanley
A traffic stop in Dover, Delaware Monday led to the arrest of a man, and the seizure of more than 390 grams of marijuana, drug proceeds, and a loaded handgun.
Police arrested Giovanni Echevarria, 26, after stopping his car at about 6:43 pm, Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said. Police detected a strong marijuana odor as they approached the car, leading to a search, he said.
The search yielded 392.8 grams of marijuana, a loaded 9mm Ruger handgun, and $6,509 in drug proceeds, Hoffman said.
Echevarria was charged with failure to wear a seat belt, driving with a suspended license, possession with intent to deliver marijuana with an aggravating factor, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of firearm by a prohibited person, carrying a concealed deadly weapon and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.
He was taken to Vaughn Correctional Center near Smyrna after failing to post $9,201 secured bail.
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