New Castle Man Arrested on Gun and Drug Charges

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WILMINGTON, DE — Wilmington Police have arrested a New Castle man on gun and drug charges.

On August 9 at approximately 9:15 p.m., members of the Safe Streets Task Force were in the 300 block of West 7th Street.  Police attempted to make contact with 21-year-old Byeer Cherry of New Castle.  Cherry attempted to flee on foot but was quickly taken into custody without incident.  Police recovered a loaded 9mm handgun and 18 grams of marijuana.

Cherry was charged with the following offenses:

  • Possession of a Firearm while also in Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • 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 $7,251 secured bail.

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