Woman Arrested for Possession of Fentanyl, Firearm and Related Charges

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WILMINGTON, DEWilmington Police have arrested a woman on gun and drug charges following an investigation.

Authorities state that on October 14 at approximately 3:19 p.m. members of the Drug, Organized Crime, and Vice Division made contact with 29-year-old Sharmaine Watson in the 100 block of North Franklin Street. Watson, who was wanted on an outstanding capias, was taken into custody without incident.  Following an investigation, police recovered a loaded 9mm handgun, .373 grams of Fentanyl, 32.5 grams of marijuana, ammunition, drug paraphernalia, and $818 in currency.

Watson was charged with the following offenses in addition to her capias:

  • Possession of a Firearm or Ammunition by a Person Prohibited (2 counts)
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance with the Intent to Deliver
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Possession of Marijuana

She was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 11 and committed to Delores J. Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution on $34,000 cash-only bail.

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Information is subject to change at any time. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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