In addition to a loaded, 40 caliber handgun, police say 24-year-old Robert Harding of Felton had 18.53 grams of crack cocaine, 4.38 grams of cocaine, and 10 Ecstasy pills.
The Delaware State Police arrested a suspect after a traffic stop led to the discovery of a weapon and drugs.
The incident occurred on Tuesday, April 3, at approximately 5:50 p.m. when troopers observed a 2006 red Ford Mustang traveling north on South Dupont Highway with a cracked windshield. Troopers initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle and made contact with the operator, identified as 24-year-old Robert Harding of Felton. Further investigation led to the discovery of a loaded 40 caliber Glock handgun with 15 rounds located in Harding's waistband. A further search of Harding's person yielded 18.53 grams of crack cocaine, 4.38 grams of cocaine, and 10 Ecstasy pills. A search of the vehicle revealed a digital scale.
Harding was transported to Troop 3 where he was charged with three counts of possession with intent to deliver, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of a substance in a Tier 3 quantity, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, two counts of possession of a controlled or counterfeit substance without a prescription, possession of drug paraphernalia, and a safety glass violation. He was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court 2 and committed to the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on $42,201 secured bond.