Wilmington Police Arrest Bear Man on Gun and Drug Charges


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

Authorities state that on September 1 at approximately 5:02 p.m., members of the Street Crime Unit were in the 200 block of Cedar Street when they observed 21-year-old Emmanuel Hampton, of Bear, acting suspiciously.  Police made contact with Hampton and following a brief investigation, recovered a .45 caliber handgun with an obliterated serial number, 40.05 grams of cocaine, and $3,485 in currency.  Police took Hampton into custody without incident.

Hampton was charged with the following offenses:

  • Possession of a Controlled Substance in Tier 3 Quantity
  • Possession of a Firearm while also in possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number
  • Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon
  • Possession of Marijuana
  • Criminal Trespass (3rd Degree)

He was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 11 and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $45,100 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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