Vehicle Stop Leads to Gun and Drug Arrest

New Castle County Police have arrested 24-year-old Corey Stanley following a vehicle stop and subsequent foot pursuit in the City of Wilmington.

(Wilmington, Del. – 19801) On Tuesday (Feb 14) at about 9:00 p.m., County Police Mobile Enforcement Team officers (MET) were conducting proactive patrol in the City of Wilmington when they stopped a black Mercury Grand Marquis for a traffic violation on W 4th Street at N Adams St.  Officers made contact with the driver and passenger, later identified as Corey Stanley.  MET officers detected the odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle and asked for identification from the driver and Corey Stanley. Corey Stanley provided police with a false name.  When police removed Corey Stanley from the vehicle to arrest him, a brief struggle ensued and Corey Stanley fled on foot.  Officers pursued on foot and observed Corey Stanley throw something as he was running.  Officers were able to apprehend Corey Stanley without further issue, and fond that he discarded a loaded handgun with a round chambered and Oxycodone pills.

Upon a search of the vehicle, MET officers located marijuana.

Corey Stanley was charged with possession of a firearm by a person prohibited due to a previous felony conviction, possession of ammunition by a person prohibited due to a previous felony conviction, carrying a concealed firearm, possession of a firearm and a controlled substance at the same time, felony resisting arrest, criminal impersonation, possession of a controlled substance  and possession of marijuana.  He was arraigned and committed to Young Correctional Institution after failing to post $27,500 cash-only bail.

The driver was issued traffic citations and released at the scene.


Corey Stanley