Teen Arrested: Heroin, Gun Seized in Wilmington Drug Bust

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

Authorities state that on July 26 at approximately 3:41 p.m., members of the Street Crimes Unit were in the 600 block of West 5th Street when they made contact with 19-year-old Cartier Kent.  Following a brief investigation, police recovered a loaded 9mm handgun, .084 grams of heroin, and 27.1 grams of marijuana.  Police took Kent into custody without incident.

Kent was charged with the following offenses:

  • Possession of an Untraceable Firearm
  • Possession of a Firearm while also in Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited (2 counts)
  • Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Possession of Marijuana

He was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 11 and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $58,000 cash-only bail.

Information is subject to change at any time as additional details may emerge. 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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