Felton man charged with drug, weapon offenses

Paul Lovett

MILFORD — A 38-year-old Felton man was charged with drug and weapon offenses following a warrant attempt Wednesday, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said.

Authorities said that at approximately 11:03 a.m., members of the Kent County Governor’s Task Force arrived at a residence on Argos Choice Road, to conduct a warrant attempt for Paul Lovett. Police said the man had four active capiases out of the Kent County Court of Common Pleas.

Upon arrival, troopers were told by the homeowner that Mr. Lovett had been staying at the residence and was currently there, police said. Mr. Lovett was located and taken into custody without incident. Drug paraphernalia was seen in Mr. Lovett’s bedroom and vehicle, police said.

A 9-year-old child was also in the home at the time, police said.

A search warrant brought the discovery of approximately 5.83 grams of crack cocaine, drug paraphernalia, a cobra handgun and four .380 caliber rounds, police said.

Possession charges included firearm by a person prohibited, with intent to deliver a controlled substance, firearm by a person prohibited who also possesses a controlled substance, controlled substance in a Tier 1 quantity and drug paraphernalia and endangering the welfare of a child.

Mr. Lovett was arraigned before Justice of the Peace Court and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in Georgetown on $28,750 secured bond.

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