Troy Albert Newton

Troy Albert Newton, 24, of New Castle, Delaware

A Delaware man faces serious charges after Ocean City Police found he was in possession of a loaded handgun and drugs intended for distribution.

Troy Albert Newton, 24, of New Castle, Delaware was arrested by Ocean City at approximately 11 p.m. on May 29 near 17th Street and charged with possession of a loaded handgun in a vehicle, drug distribution with a firearm, possession of more than 10 grams of marijuana, and various other charges.

Police said a group of people was standing next to a black sedan, and one of the men, Newton, was seen smoking a joint while leaning on the car.

The car was registered to Newton, police said, and when the officer approached him, he told Newton to put the joint out and sit on the ground. As Newton complied, two officers searched the vehicle and found $730 in cash, a loaded handgun in a backpack, a sandwich bag of marijuana in the backpack, a digital scale, 11 sealed bags of marijuana, a grinder with marijuana residue, and two small bags with marijuana, tied and ready for distribution.

Police said there was approximately 50 grams of marijuana, and the items were consistent with distribution.

After an investigation, police added, the gun was found to be stolen in Georgia.

This story appears in the print version of Ocean City Today on June 3, 2022.

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