Smyrna man arrested on drug charges in Dover

Delaware News Desk
Smyrna/Clayton Sun-Times
Smyrna/Clayton Sun-Times

A Smyrna man was arrested Feb. 25 on drug charges after a traffic stop on Route 1 in Dover by the Delaware Natural Resources Police Environmental Crimes Unit.

The stop was made in the interest of public safety after an officer saw traffic violations, according to a DNREC press release.

During a search of the vehicle, police seized as evidence 322 grams of marijuana, 66 Xanax pills, $1,225 in cash, a digital scale and drug packaging materials, police said.

Andrew Burns, 23, was charged with:

  • manufacture/deliver/possession with intent to deliver controlled substance in tier 2 quantity;
  • manufacture/deliver/possession with intent to deliver controlled substance;
  • possession of controlled substance in tier 2 quantity;
  • possession of controlled substance in tier 1 quantity;
  • second-degree conspiracy -- agreement to engage in felony criminal conduct;
  • possession of drug paraphernalia not related to a personal use quantity of marijuana;
  • failure to have automobile insurance identification in possession;
  • operation of an unregistered motor vehicle;
  • display of license plate violation;
  • unsafe passing on the left;
  • duty to sign and carry driver’s license violation.

Burns was arraigned by video phone in Justice of the Peace Court 2 and released on his own recognizance while awaiting another court date.