Wilmington Man Arrested for Gun and Marijuana Possession

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WILMINGTON, DE — Wilmington Police announced the arrest of 22-year-old Omar Rodriguez on gun and drug charges.

Authorities stated that on January 21 at approximately 11:22 a.m., members of Wilmington’s Street Crimes Unit were in the 700 block of North Washington Street when they observed Omar Rodriguez acting in a suspicious manner.  Police made contact with Rodriguez, and following a brief investigation, recovered a loaded 9mm handgun and 59.3 grams of marijuana.  Police took Rodriguez into custody without incident.

Rodriguez was charged with the following offenses:

  • Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited
  • Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon
  • Possession of Marijuana

He was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 11 and released after posting $7,600 secured bail.

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