Two arrested after Delaware trap door bared gun, heroin
Wilmington, DE, United States (4E) – Two men have been taken into custody Thursday night after officers uncovered a hidden compartment inside a car with heroin and a loaded handgun in Wilmington, Delaware.
According to police, 32-year-old William Comer and 50-year-old Kenneth Stewart have been arrested after they served a warrant on a home and a vehicle along at N. Van Buren Street in connection to an ongoing firearms investigation.
During the search, a K-9 officer detected narcotics inside the vehicle where they also found the two suspects.
The officers discovered a trap door on the car that contained a loaded .40 caliber handgun and more than two thousand bags of heroin.
Further investigation revealed the firearm had been reported stolen to the New Castle County Police Department.
Both men face charges including heroin trafficking, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a stolen firearm and conspiracy. They are now awaiting arraignment.
The street value of the drug seized is approximately more than $20,000.
Authorities stated the suspects have prior drug convictions. Comer is on probation and is a 12-time convicted felon, for crimes that include robbery, assault and drug dealing.
Stewart is a parolee with four felony convictions for drug dealing and burglary.