Wilmington Man Charged With Carrying Concealed Firearm

On March 22, 2020, at about 1518 hours, Newark Police responded to the 700 block of South Twin Lakes Boulevard for a report of a suspicious vehicle.  Arriving officers made contact with the two male occupants of the vehicle.  The officers detected an odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle and conducted a search of the vehicle.

During the search, the officers located a 9 mm handgun, accessible to the driver, in a bag in the rear seat. The driver, Brendon Poulson, 22, of Wilmington, was taken into custody without incident.  A small quantity of marijuana was found in his possession.  The passenger was not charged.

Poulson was transported to Newark Police headquarters where he was charged with Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon (Firearm) and Possession of Marijuana.  Poulson appeared before Justice of the Peace Court #11 by video and was released on $2,510 unsecured bail.

No photo of Poulson is available at the time of this release.