Man arrested after marijuana, $56,000 in cash found during traffic stop in Newark, Delaware

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NEWARK, Delaware — Delaware State Police have arrested a man after marijuana and $56,000 in cash was found in a minivan during a traffic stop in Newark.

It happened about 10:40 p.m. Monday on Route 7 just north of Churchman's Road. Troopers say an officer saw a driver using a cellphone while operating his vehicle.

Authorities say as officers approached the minivan, they smelled marijuana, and searched the vehicle. Investigators say authorities found 549 grams of marijuana and more than $56,000 in suspected drug sale proceeds in the car.

The driver, 39-year-old Kermit Hilton of Newark, was charged with possession with the intent to deliver a controlled substance and other offenses.

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