Dover man arrested on multiple gun and drug charges

- A Dover man has been arrested in connection with illegal drug and gun possession, the Delaware State Police Criminal Investigations Unit in Kent County announced Friday.

According to a press release, authorities began an investigation on February 5 around 9:45 a.m.

At that time, troopers responded to an abandoned vehicle at the intersection of South Governors Boulevard and Senator Avenue in the Capitol Park development.

Troopers saw a silver Audi passenger car blocking the travel lanes with no one around the car. When they looked inside, a firearm was seen in plain view.

The vehicle was then tower where they obtained a search warrant.

Troopers searched the vehicle and removed a Sig Sauer .40 handgun that was reported stolen to the Philadelphia Police Department in April 2015, a Glock .357 handgun that was reported stolen to the Maryland State police in November 2013, an Iberia Firearms brand .40 caliber handgun that was reported stole to the New Castle County Police in September 2015, and a HS Product brand 9mm handgun.

Along with the firearms, authorities found paperwork bearing Terrance M. Trotman’s name and address inside the vehicle as well as a latent fingerprint impression that was verified through the State Bureau of Identification, located on one of the handguns.

On Thursday, officials assumed the investigation and obtained a warrant Trotman, 25, for four counts of Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited and three counts of Receiving a Stolen Firearm.

Officials also got search warrants for his home and another home on the 100 block of South Governors where he is also known to reside.

The search warrants were executed around 6:00 a.m. Friday.

Trotman was taken into custody without incident when troopers arrived at his home on State Circle.

Officials found 454 bags of heroin weighing 6.81 grams, 6.83 grams of crack cocaine, 4.96 grams of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and over $430,000 in suspected drug proceeds.

After executing the search warrant at the home on South Governors Boulevard, officials found 37 bags of heroin weighing .555 grams and a .22 caliber rifle.

They also found a black Dodge Durango that was disabled in the back of the property which was owned by Trotman. The vehicle was towed to Troop 3 in Camden where another search warrant was obtained after officials viewed a firearm in plain sight while looking through the windows.

The search revealed a .556 caliber assault rifle, a .762 caliber assault rifle, a 9mm handgun, multiple rounds of various ammunition, 80.90 grams of raw heroin in a plastic bag, and over $5,000.00 in suspected drug proceeds.

In addition to the initial charges, Trotman faces three counts of Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony, two counts of Possession of Heroin, two counts of Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin, Possession with Intent to Deliver Cocaine, Possession of Cocaine, eleven counts of Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited, two counts of Possession of a Firearm with Obliterated Serial Number, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, and two counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

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