Police arrest two, seize drugs and firearms in Lincoln

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Left to Right: 25-year-old Chad W. Roundtree; 19-year-old Jefferson Ramirez-Rodriguez – Delaware State Police

Two men were arrested after police say a traffic stop turned up drugs and firearms in Lincoln.

According to the Delaware State Police Department, around 2:13 p.m., Friday, troopers were on proactive patrol in the area of Johnson Road and Dupont Boulevard in Lincoln. A white 2007 Chevrolet Impala was traveling northbound on DuPont Boulevard and a traffic stop was conducted for unauthorized tinted windows.

Troopers detected an odor of marijuana as they made contact with the vehicle’s occupants, at which time they spotted a passenger trying to conceal what looked like illegal items under a seat.

The driver, identified as 25-year-old Chad W. Roundtree, of Lincoln, had an active capias for failure to pay out of the Sussex County Court of Common Pleas. He was arrested without incident.

A search of the passenger, 19-year-old Jefferson Ramirez-Rodriguez, revealed $157 of suspected drug proceeds as well as a firearm inside of the vehicle.

Also located inside the car was marijuana, a loaded handgun, a ski mask, and drug paraphernalia. Ramirez-Rodriguez was also arrested without incident.

Roundtree was charged with Possession of a Concealed Deadly Weapon, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited, Possession with the Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance, Conspiracy 2nd Degree, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia not related to personal use marijuana, and Operating a vehicle with aftermarket tint without a tint waiver.

Ramirez-Rodriguez was charged with Possession of a Concealed Deadly Weapon, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited, Possession with the Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance, Conspiracy 2nd Degree, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia not related to personal use marijuana.

Both were committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution in default of $21,500 secured bond.