A Dover man has been committed to prison following his arrest on drug and weapons charges Tuesday afternoon.
According to documents released by Justice of the Peace Court 7, officers on patrol spotted a car being driven on Forrest Avenue that had its windshield wipers in the up position, thus obstructing the view of the driver. The officers stopped the car, and arrested the driver, identified as Samuel C. Ingram, 28, after they determined Ingram was wanted on a prior arrest warrant.
A search of the car revealed five bags of a green, leafy substance; two digital scales; a loaded 9 mm pistol; eight rounds of 9 mm ammunition; and numerous empty small plastic bags.
A field test determined the leafy substance to be 20.3 grams of marijuana.
Checks of prior cases showed Ingram had previously pled guilty to a charge of possession of a firearm during commission of a felony; he also was driving on a suspended license.
Ingram was charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony; possession of a firearm and possession of ammunition by a person prohibited; manufacturing or possessing a controlled substance with intent to deliver; as well as other drug and traffic charges.
He was ordered held in default of a $94,120 secured bond.