Delaware State Police have arrested a Philadelphia man on drug and weapons charges after a traffic stop turned up a handgun, knife, and marijuana in Seaford.
According to the Delaware State Police Department, the incident occurred shortly after 2 p.m., Monday when troopers observed a black 2002 Mercedes Benz speeding northbound on Sussex Highway in the area of Bethel Concord Road in Seaford.
A traffic stop was initiated and contact was made with the driver and sole occupant, 39-year-old Wesley G. Bush Jr., of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
As police made contact with Bush, an an odor of marijuana could be smelled coming from the vehicle.
Bush was found to be in possession of approximately .94 grams of marijuana. A search of the vehicle located a silver semi automatic handgun and a 3″ blade knife.
A computer inquiry revealed that Bush was a person prohibited from possessing a firearm or deadly weapon, and the handgun was found to be reported stolen out of Philadelphia.
Bush was taken into custody and charged with Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony, Possession of a Firearm or Ammunition by a Person Prohibited (2 counts), Possession of a Deadly Weapon by a Person Prohibited, Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon (2 counts), Receiving a Stolen Firearm, Possession of Marijuana, and Speeding.
Bush was arraigned and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $63,002.00 cash only bond.