Police Bust Wilmington Drug Suspect With Over 4 lbs. of Marijuana

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WILMINGTON, DE — Wilmington Police announced the arrest of a 21-year-old man on drug charges after recovering more than 4 pounds of narcotics.

Authorities stated that on March 8 at approximately 5:31 p.m., a police officer on patrol attempted to conduct a traffic stop in the 1100 block of Maple Street after observing a moving violation. The vehicle fled from officers, and was located moments later in the 300 block of Connell Street. The driver, 21-year-old Alexander Alvarado, fled on foot but was taken into custody without incident after a brief foot pursuit. Police recovered approximately 4.1 pounds of marijuana, ammunition, a digital scale and $303.61 in currency.

Alvarado has been charged with the following offenses in addition to numerous traffic violations:

  • Possession of a Firearm or Ammunition by a Person Prohibited
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance with the Intent to Deliver
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance in Tier 2 Quantity
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

He was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 11 and was committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $13,325 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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