(New Castle, DE 19720) During the months of September (2018) detectives from the New Castle County Division of Police, Safe Streets Task Force spearheaded an investigation into reports that 40-year-old Malik Stevens was distributing drugs along the Route 9 corridor.
On Tuesday (September 25) detectives were able to stop a gold Ford Edge for a traffic violation. Malik Stevens happened to be the driver of the vehicle, during the stop detectives located a large sum of money as well as trace amounts of Marijuana. The detectives’ investigation led to a residence in the unit block of Oakwood Court in the community of Mansion Park.
At this residence, detectives seized 722 grams of Marijuana, various packaging material, two 9mm handguns and $3,733.00 of cash. The investigation also revealed that one of the handguns had been reported stolen.
Malik Stevens was charged with two counts of Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, two counts of felony Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited, two counts of felony Possession of Ammunition by a Person Prohibited, two counts of felony Possession of Weapon While also in Possession of a Controlled Substance, felony Receiving a Stolen Firearm, Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance in a Tier 1 quantity, Felony Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance, Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Failure to Utilize Turn Signal.
Malik Stevens was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 11 and held in lieu of $124,150.00 cash-only bail.