WILMINGTON DE — Wilmington Police Announced the arrest of 30-year-old Hakeem Watson on gun and drug charges.
Authorities stated that on January 8 at approximately 8:44 p.m., an officer on patrol conducted a vehicle stop in the 600 block of North Church Street. Upon stopping the vehicle, 30-year-old Hakeem Watson fled from the vehicle on foot. Watson was quickly taken into custody without incident and police recovered a loaded 9mm handgun with an obliterated serial number and 84 bags of heroin.
Watson was charged with the following offenses:
- Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited
- Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number
- Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon
- Possession of a Controlled Substance in Tier 1 Quantity
- Resisting Arrest
He was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 11 and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $12,500 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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