Wilmington Man Arrested on Gun and Drug Charges Following Trespassing Complaint

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WILMINGTON, DE — Wilmington Police have arrested a man on multiple charges related to firearm possession and drug control following a trespassing complaint.

On the evening of February 10, at approximately 5:36 p.m., officers from the Uniformed Services Division responded to the 1400 block of Maryland Avenue. Upon arrival, they made contact with 48-year-old Joseph McDaniel.

McDaniel was taken into custody without incident. During the arrest, officers discovered that he was allegedly in possession of a loaded 9mm handgun and .287 grams of heroin.

Following the arrest, McDaniel has been charged with three counts of possession of a firearm or ammunition by a person prohibited, one count of carrying a concealed deadly weapon, and one count of possession of a controlled substance.

After his arraignment in the New Castle County Court of Common Pleas, McDaniel was committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution. His bail has been set at $50,000, cash-only.

As with all legal proceedings, it’s essential to note that the charges against McDaniel are allegations at this stage. He, like all defendants, is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The details of this case may change as the investigation continues and additional information becomes available.

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