Traffic stop, home search: Nathan Probst, Eric McDonald and Patrice Anderson all are facing drug charges

Officers with the Dover Police Department arrested three people on various drug charges in two separate incidents Monday, Aug. 20.

The first took place at about 7:48 p.m. when officers stopped Nathan Probst, 19, at Saulsbury and Walker roads when he was spotted driving a silver BMW with expired license tags.

Officers smelled marijuana and searched the vehicle, finding 10 grams of marijuana, 20 hydroxyzine pills, 12 cyclobenzaprine pills, 15 Alprazolam pills, 4.5 morphine pills, and six amphetamine pills.

Probst is charged with five counts of possession with intent to deliver and possession of marijuana as well as the traffic offense. He was released from custody on an $8,900 unsecured bond.

The second incident occurred two hours later at 9:58 p.m. when, using a warrant, officers searched a home in the first block of Saulsbury Road.

During the search, officers discovered a 12 gauge shotgun with an obliterated serial number, a .45 caliber revolver, 1.2 grams of marijuana, and drug paraphernalia consisting of small baggies and a digital scale).

Eric McDonald, 20, was arrested at the scene, and a second resident of the home, identified as 28-year-old Patrice Anderson was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after surrendering to Dover police.

McDonald is charged with possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number, possession of a firearm by a person prohibited, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He has been committed to the Vaughn Correctional Center, Smyrna, in lieu of a $14,000 secured bond.