“Operation Spiritus” transforms drug dealing suspect Kevin McDonald to jail-house ghost held on no-bond after finding drugs, gun and cash
FELTON, DEL. – A consortium of cops nailed a drug dealing suspect with the help of a drug-sniffing dog.
Detectives have arrested a Dover man after a traffic stop north of Canterbury nets drugs and a gun.
The incident occurred around 9:05 p.m. Monday October 26, 2015 when members of the Delaware State Police Kent County Governor’s Task Force and Drug Task Force observed a grey Dodge Avenger traveling eastbound on Barney Jenkins Road fail to stop at a posted stop sign at the intersection with South DuPont Highway (US 13).
Police say that a traffic stop was initiated on the vehicle and contact was made with the operator, Kevin A. McDonald Jr., 22 of Dover. During the course of the investigation, a state police drug trained K-9 named “Rony” and his handler were contacted to conduct an exterior scan of the vehicle and positively alerted to the presence of narcotics. Based on the positive alert, a search was conducted on the car and detectives located a fully loaded .40 caliber handgun underneath the driver’s seat along with over $500.00 in suspected drug proceeds.
Kevin McDonald was taken into custody and upon conducting a search was found to be in possession of approximately 3.5 grams of crack cocaine.
He was transported back to Troop 3 where he was charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance (Crack Cocaine), Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, two counts of Possession of a Firearm/Ammunition by a Prohibited Defendant of an Alleged Felony, Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Failure to Stop at a Stop Sign, and Failure to Signal. He was arraigned at JP7 and committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in lieu of $91,002.00 cash only bail.
**Note** The two counts of Possession of a Firearm/Ammunition by a Prohibited Defendant of an Alleged Felony stem from the arrest of McDonald back on September 9, 2015 during the “Operation Spiritus” investigation for Racketeering and Drug Dealing.
The bond in that case was revoked during this arrest and he is now being held without bail for those charges.