Ellendale Man Arrested on Drug & Weapons Charges


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Delaware State Police were called for a suspicious person Friday morning at a home on Beach Highway. The spotted 37 year old Leon Leager of Ellendale standing next to a vehicle with the driver’s door open – and a handgun on the ground nearby. Leager was arrested and a search turned up a concealed empty handgun holster, three knives, ammunition, other firearms accessories, over 18 grams of suspected meth and drug paraphernalia. Further investigation showed he possessed stolen scrap metal – taken from that property.

Leager was transported to Delaware State Police Troop # 5, where he was charged with the following crimes:

  • Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony (Felony)
  • Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony (Felony)- 3 counts
  • Manufacture/Deliver/PWID Controlled Substance Tier 2 Quantity (Felony)
  • Possession of a Firearm or Ammunition by a Person Prohibited (Felony)- 2 counts
  • Possession of a Deadly Weapon by a Person Prohibited (Felony)- 3 counts
  • Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon (Felony)- 2 counts
  • Theft Under $1500
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Criminal Trespass Third Degree

Leager was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court #3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on a $92,701 secured bond.