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Posted on: March 9, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Christiana Traffic Stop Leads to Heroin, Meth, and Weapons Charges

Dustin A. Marrion

A Gap man is facing numerous charges after a traffic stop in Christiana uncovered quantities of heroin and methamphetamine, along with altered weapons and an explosive.

Dustin Allen Marrion, 32, was arraigned Thursday morning on eight charges - including two felony drug-dealing counts and possessing a weapon of mass destruction - and jailed on $1 million bail.

He was arrested early Thursday morning at his home on Circle Drive, where police found him in a vehicle in his driveway.

Christiana police uncovered the items March 1 after stopping a Kia Soul, Marrion was driving, for an expired registration.

The investigation is ongoing and additional charges could be filed.

Police had the vehicle towed to a secured facility and received consent from the owner to search the vehicle. Among the items found were:

- 78 bags of heroin, stamped “HEAD BANGER,” “HANG OVER,” “TURBO DIESEL,” and “RAM.”

- 29.6 grams of methamphetamine, worth an estimated $3,000 on the street.

- a stick of dynamite

- 3 knives, including two that were altered

- Smoking materials

- Drug packaging/dealing supplies

- $299 cash

- a machete, hidden in a spare tire well area

- 3 BB/airsoft guns

Law-enforcement officials are investigating the origin of some of the seized items, including the dynamite, and why Marrion was in possession of them.

Police also discovered Marrion had an active warrant out of Chester County.

Christiana police Officer Brian Smyth filed charges. In all, Marrion is charged with possession with intent to deliver (2 counts), possessing a weapon of mass destruction, reckless endangerment, drug paraphernalia, possessing offensive weapons, and two summary citations.

Marrion is presumed innocent.

MEDIA CONTACT: Brett A. Hambright, 717-295-2041;; Twitter: @BrettHambright

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