Two Dover men out on bond arrested again

DOVER — Two Dover men were arrested twice within four days after an unrelated vehicle stop brought drug charges, authorities said.

Driver Chrys Atanga, 21, was stopped for a traffic violation at approximately 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, authorities said. Approaching officers detected a strong odor of marijuana from the vehicle, also occupied by Charles Ndikum, 25. Both men were taken into custody without incident.

Mr. Atanga was out on bond after being charged with felonies Sunday when his vehicle struck two Dover Police officers while fleeing from an investigation, spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said. The officers were uninjured.

Charles Ndikum

Mr. Ndikum was a probationer, prompting a residential search in the 300 block of N. Bradford Street, police said. Delaware Probation and Parole then discovered 598.8 grams of marijuana, packaging material, digital scales and cash from suspected drug proceeds, according to police.

According to police, Mr. Ndikum was arrested Tuesday after fleeing from officers and allegedly dropping approximately 14 grams of marijuana. He was charged with resisting arrest, tampering with physical evidence, possession of marijuana, disorderly conduct and loitering in that case and released on an own recognizance bond.

In the case Wednesday, the men were both charged with possession with intent to deliver marijuana, possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and second-degree conspiracy. Mr. Atanga was additionally charged with traffic violations.

Mr. Atanga was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in Georgetown in lieu of $33.150 cash bond. Mr. Ndikum was committed to SCI for violation of probation, police said.

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