Dover Police have arrested a convicted felon, identified as Vincent J. Bowers Jr., 32, after he was found allegedly carrying crack cocaine and a handgun.
The incident took place just after midnight Jan. 25, said police spokesman Cpl. Mark Hoffman, as Bowers and woman, whose name was not released, were seen crossing Division Street near New Street. Police had received prior information that Bowers was in possession of drugs and a weapon.
A bag of suspected crack weighing 2.25 grams was found in Bowers’ pocket; officers found another bag of suspected crack cocaine weighing 10.44 grams outside the vehicle. Officers also seized a .45-caliber handgun containing nine rounds of ammunition in the back of the vehicle.
A later search of Bowers’ room at the Capitol Inn turned up additional ammunition, cash and a digital scale.
Bowers was charged with possession of a firearm by a person also in possession of a controlled substance, possession of firearm during commission of a felony, possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, tampering with physical evidence and possession of firearm by person prohibited.
The latter charge resulted from his June 2010 conviction for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.
Bowers was ordered jailed on a $51,501 secured bond.