Ellendale Man Arrested on Drug & Weapons Charges
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.