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Posted on: March 21, 2018

Two New Castle Men Arrested for Gun and Drug Charges Following a Traffic Stop


On Friday, March 16, 2018, at about 2117 hours, a Newark Police Officer was on patrol on South Main Street in Newark. The officer observed a vehicle disregard a traffic light and conducted a traffic stop. Upon contacting the occupants of the vehicle, the officer detected an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Officers then conducted a search of the vehicle. During the search, officers located marijuana, paraphernalia, materials used to package drugs for sale and a loaded 9mm handgun.

Two of the occupants of the vehicle, the driver and front seat passenger, were arrested as a result. They were identified as Isaiah Cheeks (passenger) and Malcolm Cheeks (driver). They were each charged with the offenses listed below. Both subjects appeared before Justice of the Peace Court #11 in New Castle and were ordered to be held in default of $21,500 secured bond. They were both transported to the Howard R Young Correctional Institution in Wilmington.

Defendants (photos attached):

Isaiah Cheeks

22 year-old male

New Castle, DE

Malcolm Cheeks

21 year-old male

New Castle, DE



Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon

Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony

Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited

Possession With Intent to Deliver Marijuana

Conspiracy Second Degree


Possession of Marijuana

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

The Newark Police Department affirms that all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.


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