Man Facing Drug and Illegal Gun Possession Charges

Malik PritchettMalik Pritchett (Submitted Image)

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

Authorities state that on September 30 at approximately 4:43 p.m. members of the Street Crimes Unit conducted a vehicle stop in the 2400 block of Bowers Street.  Police made contact with a passenger, 28-year-old Malik Pritchett.  Following a brief investigation, police recovered a loaded 9mm handgun and 2 Alprazolam pills.  Police took Pritchett into custody without incident.

Pritchett was charged with the following offenses:

  • Possession of a Firearm or Ammunition by a Person Prohibited (2 counts)
  • Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon
  • Breach of Release

He was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 11 and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $42,000 cash-only bail.

Information is subject to change at any time. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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