Man Arrested After Gun and Marijuana Found in Vehicle

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WILMINGTON, DE — Wilmington Police announced the arrest of 21-year-old Neko Montez on gun and drug charges.

According to the criminal complaint, on  March 15, at approximately 6:12 p.m., members of Wilmington’s Street Crimes Unit conducted a motor vehicle stop in the 900 block of Delaware Avenue. Upon stopping the vehicle officers made contact with 21-year-old Neko Montez. Following a brief investigation, a loaded 9mm handgun, and 86.99 grams of marijuana were recovered.

Montez was charged with the following offenses:

  • Possession of a Firearm or Ammunition by a Person Prohibited – Three Counts
  • Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon
  • Possession of Marijuana

He was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 11 and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $50,001 cash-only bail.

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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