William R. McVay, 28, who in 2012 ran unsuccessfully for the Republican nomination as representative from District 32, was arrested at his home March 11 on a series of drug and firearms-related charges.
According to documents released by Justice of the Peace Court No. 7, a Dover Police officer and a probation officer were conducting a probation administrative search of the home, located in the 300 block of Kearsey Court when the probation officer observed several bags of what appeared to be marijuana in McVay's bedroom. A search turned up a .45-caliber pistol and ammunition in a safe and a shotgun in a closet. Another lockbox contained what appeared to be marijuana and an Ecstasy pill. Officers also found $2,200 in U.S. currency in the safe containing the pistol, as well as a digital scale in plain view.
A field test of the suspected drug tested positive for marijuana, with officers seizing approximately 13.6 grams of the drug.
According to the officer's statement on the charging document, McVay admitted the marijuana and firearms found in the home belonged to him.
McVay was on probation following an October 2012 traffic accident; he pled guilty to a charge of driving under the influence in February and was placed on probation.
McVay was charged with a single count of possession of a firearm during commission of a felony; manufacturing, delivering or possession with intent to manufacture a controlled substance; purchasing or owning a deadly weapon by a person prohibited; possession a controlled or counterfeit substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
He was processed at JP Court 7, then released on a $15,000 unsecured bond.