A traffic stop in Newark led police to raid a Wilmington home and uncover a cache of drugs and weapons.
Lt. Andrew Rubin, a spokesman for the Newark Police Department, said the investigation began in June after officers pulled over a vehicle in Newark and found crack cocaine in the vehicle.
An investigation into the source of the drugs led police to a residence on Servan Court in Wilmington, Rubin said. Newark’s SWAT team raided the home Monday and found 180 grams of crack cocaine, 160 grams of marijuana, two guns and more than $7,000 in cash.
Two children were present in the home, Rubin said.
The resident, 37-year-old Dilip Nyala, was arrested and charged with multiple counts of drug possession with intent to deliver, as well as possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by a person prohibited and endangering the welfare of a child. He was jailed in lieu of $202,400 cash bail.
Rubin said the Wilmington Police Department, Newport Police Department, United States Homeland Security Investigations and the Drug Enforcement Administration assisted with the investigation.
He declined to provide details on the original traffic stop and would not say if Nyala was present during the stop.