A 26-year-old Seaford man pled guilty in Superior Court and was sentenced to prison on drug and weapons offenses.

Deputy Attorney General Greg Babowal prosecuted the case against Eric Correa, who was arrested in June 2016 by police patrolling a high crime area in Milford. Delaware State Troopers noticed a car backed into a spot in a remote section of the parking lot of the Brightway Commons Apartments in Milford. When they approached the car, they found Correa with marijuana, crack cocaine and a loaded .25 caliber semi-automatic handgun.

Correa, barred from having a gun because of previous drug, weapons and assault charges, was sentenced to five years in prison, followed by six months of home confinement, then one year of probation. Correa also faces an additional year in prison for a pending violation of probation on a previous assault conviction.