City of Milford Police Department

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Apr 19, 2022

Traffic Stop Leads to Drugs and Weapons Charge

On April 11, 2022 at approximately 7:34 am, an officer with the Milford Police Department Patrol Division was conducting uniformed patrol in the area of N. Walnut St. and Buccaneer Blvd, when he observed a white Chrysler 300 with dark window tint. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle did not have a tint waiver. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver was found to be James Eley, 19, of Milford, with passenger Tyone Matthews, 21, of Dover. When contacting Eley, the officer smelled the odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle, both occupants were removed from the vehicle and it was searched. Officers located large zip lock bags containing a total of 97.5 grams of marijuana, a digital scale, and a black smith and Wesson hand gun under the passenger seat. Both parties were searched and Matthews was found to have oxycodone pills and large sum of currency on his person. Eley and Mathews were arrested and transported to the Milford Police Department. Warrants for both men were sent to a Justice of the Peace Court and approved.

Eley was charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia not related to personal quantity use (marijuana), and failure to have insurance identification. He was arraigned at the Justice of the Peace Court 3 and committed to The Sussex Correctional Institution in lieu of $10,500.00 secured bail.

Matthews was charged with Possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, two counts of possess purchase, own or control of a firearm or ammunition by a person prohibited, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, and carrying a concealed deadly weapon. Matthews was arraigned and committed to The Sussex Correction Institution in lieu of $55,000 secured bail.

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Released by Public Information Officer, Det. Mikhail Stanton

Incident # 51-22-3601

Released: 04/19/2022