Smyrna police arrested a Dover man after a traffic stop Sunday when phencyclidine (PCP) was discovered.
At about 12:29 a.m., a Smyrna patrol officer saw a vehicle with a suspended registration traveling on southbound U.S. Route near South Main Street. During a traffic stop, police determined that the vehicle would be impounded due to registration, license, safety and insurance issues.
As officers continued the investigation, a rear seat passenger, Brahim Wright, 38, of Dover, was found to be in possession of a glass jar containing suspected phencyclidine (PCP).
Wright possessed about two fluid ounces or 59.15 grams of PCP, police said. He was charged with possession of a controlled substance (PCP) in a tier 5 quantity (trafficking), police said. He was arraigned by video in Justice of the Peace Court 7 and committed to the custody of the Department of Correction in lieu of a $30,000 cash bond while awaiting a preliminary hearing in Kent County Superior Court.
The driver of the vehicle was released with numerous traffic summonses, police said.