K-9 Officer’s Investigation of a suspicious person leads to Gun and Drug Arrest in the County Parkland

The New Castle County Police  have arrested 20-year-old Giovanni Matos after he left a gun and drugs on a bench in Canby Park.

(Wilmington, Del.-19805) On Wednesday (June 7) at about 12:00 p.m., County Police K-9 officers observed a subject later identified to be Giovanni Matos, acting suspicious in the area of Canby Park. Giovanni Matos was observed leaving a book bag on a park bench and walked away after he observed the police. When the officers conducted  a probable cause search of the  book bag , they located  a handgun, ammunition and 39 bags of heroin.

Giovanni Matos was taken into custody without incident at the intersection of Clayton Rd and Robbins Pl.

Giovanni Matos was charged with possession of a firearm by a person prohibited from a previous felony conviction, possession of a firearm by a person prohibited from a previous drug conviction within 10 years, possession of a firearm and controlled substance at the same time, carrying a concealed deadly firearm, and possession of heroin. Giovanni Matos was arraigned and committed to Howard Young after failing to post a $210,600.00 cash only bail.giovanni matos

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