Cocaine, Handgun Seized During Arrest in Wilmington

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WILMINGTON, DEWilmington Police have arrested a man on gun and drug charges.

Authorities state that on June 14, at approximately 6:42 p.m., members of Wilmington’s Street Crimes Unit were in the 2300 block of North Tatnall Street.  They attempted to make contact with 19-year-old Michael Braxton, who fled from officers.  Braxton was quickly taken into custody.  Police recovered a loaded .40 caliber handgun and 4.4 grams of cocaine.

Braxton was charged with the following offenses:

  • Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony
  • Possession of a Firearm while also in Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited (2 counts)
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance with the Intent to Deliver
  • Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon
  • Resisting Arrest

He was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 11 and was released on $35,600 unsecured bail.

Information is subject to change at any time as additional details may emerge. Information, a criminal complaint, or an arrest is not a declaration of guilt. A suspect, arrestee, or defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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