Smyrna man charged with firearms offenses


CAMDEN — Philip Adams, 29, of Smyrna, was charged with firearms offenses following a traffic stop Sunday afternoon, Delaware State Police spokesperson Senior Cpl. Leonard DeMalto said.

Mr. Adams, police said, was stopped for a registration violation while driving on South Dupont Highway near West Lebanon Road at approximately 12:48 p.m., authorities said. An odor of marijuana was detected when a trooper contacted Mr. Adams, police said.

The vehicle was searched, which police said brought the discovery of a concealed 9-millimeter handgun, a large fixed-blade knife, approximately 0.6 grams of marijuana, and drug paraphernalia.

Mr. Adams was taken into custody without incident. He was charged with carrying a concealed deadly weapon, carrying a concealed firearm, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and traffic offenses. He was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 7 and released on $4,250 unsecured bond.

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