Arthur Darden and Phillip Waters were arrested early Monday morning
A driver’s inability to follow traffic laws has resulted in arrest on drug and weapons charges.
Dover Police Department spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman identified the driver as Arthur Darden, 24, of Laurel and a passenger as Phillip Waters, 47, of Dover.
The case unfolded at about 12:28 a.m. Monday, Oct. 29 when Darden allegedly ran a red light at West Division and South New streets.
Officers ordered Darden, Waters and a third man from the car when the spotted 14.1 grams of marijuana out in plain sight. Waters ran off but was captured by additional officers.
When taken into custody, he was found carrying a loaded handgun and two grams of crack cocaine packaged for sale.
Officers found a loaded handgun and large hunting knife under Darden’s seat; a further search turned up a 12-gauge shotgun, a .45-ACP carbine pistol/rifle as well as several masks, knives and a machete.
As a result, Darden is charged with possession of marijuana, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, three counts of possession of a firearm by a person prohibited, gang affiliation and failure to stop at red light.
Waters is charged with possession with intent to deliver crack cocaine, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, resisting arrest, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by a person prohibited and gang affiliation.
Bond information for Waters and Darden was not available, Hoffman said.
The third man in the car was not charged, he said.