Traffic Stop Leads to Drug and Weapon Arrest


Seaford– The Delaware State Police have arrested two suspects after a traffic stop led to the discovery of drugs and a weapon.

The incident occurred at approximately 1:52 a.m., on Saturday, September 8, 2018 when Troopers where dispatched to Coverdale Road in the area of Mill Park Drive for several reports of shots being fired.  A Trooper was in the immediate vicinity and observed a vehicle leaving the area.  A traffic stop was initiated on a Nissan Sentra on Hastings Farm Road east of Old Furnace Road.  Upon contact with the occupants, the Trooper immediately observed marijuana inside of the vehicle.  The driver, identified as 29-year-old Monte D. Murray of Seaford and his passenger, 22-year-old Tashyra N. Scott of Hartlywere taken into custody without incident.  A further search of the vehicle led to the discovery of the following:

  • Approximately 2.91 grams of marijuana
  • 5 Ecstasy tablets
  • 9mm handgun
  • A pistol magazine with (4) 9mm rounds
  • Drug paraphernalia
  • Over $200.00 in suspected drug proceeds

Murray and Scott were transported back to Troop 5 where they were charged with the following:

  • Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon A Firearm
  • Possession of a Deadly Weapon By a Person Prohibited
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Possession of Marijuana

Murray and Scott were arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court 3 and released on $3,950.00 unsecured bond.

Further investigation into the initial complaints of shots being fired did not lead to the discovery of any shell casings or damage to property at this time.