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The Marijuana Outlaw of Delaware

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The Marijuana Outlaw of Delaware


Stolen Van with 131.4 pounds of marijuana inside


The Marijuana Outlaw of Delaware

A Dover Delaware man was arrested October 8, 2019, after he was found with 131.4 pounds of marijuana inside a stolen van.

According to police, officers were called to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 400 block of Haslet Street, shortly before 1 am. On arrival officers made contact with the driver 24 year old Jaquell McDonald and quickly determined that the vehicle was stolen out of Delaware State Police jurisdiction.

Police then discovered 131.4 pounds of marijuana were inside the stolen van. An additional 72.9 grams of marijuana was found on McDonalds person.

McDonald was arrested and charged with possession with intent to deliver marijuana, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and tampering with physical evidence.

He was later released on a $65,000 unsecured bond.

Apparently he was released again.

Shootings by Jaquell McDonald on 6/13/2020

A 23 year old Lincoln man was arrested just after midnight, after shootings damaged multiple homes and vehicles.

The incidents occurred in the 100 block of Willis Road apprixametly 10:01pm Wednesday and the Mancestor Square neighborhood at roughly 12:09 Thursday.

Authorities said Jaquell McDonald was spotted fleeing from the second scene and taken into custody by patrolling officers. A 40 caliber hand gun was found in the area along with a set of keys to a Ford F-150 that was seen in earlier cell phone photo's.

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Charges included possession of a firearm by a person prohibited, first degree reckless endangering, six counts of criminal mischief, five counts. Mr. McDonald was held at Sussex Correctional Institute in Georgetown in lieu of $75,000 cash bond.

Finally a charge that could hold him- First Degree Murder

Investigators have charged a second suspect in the 2019 murder of a Cambridge Maryland man. On Friday February 28, 2020, Delaware State Police detectives obtained warrants charging Jaquell A McDonald of Lincoln with the murder of 30 year old Jesse Stanford.

McDonald was arrested in the area of Walker and Kenton roads near Dover after warrants were obtained by Delaware State Police and members of the US Marshals Task Force and Governors Task Force.

McDonald was charged with first degree murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by a person prohibited and first degree conspiracy. He is is now being held at James Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna Delaware.


As of October 28,2020, all murder charges were dropped against Jaquell McDonald. As for the other charges mentioned in this article, the police would not comment on whether the charges still remained, citing privacy and legal concerns.


Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on November 02, 2020:

Sorry about the tragic loss of your son. The offenders live on, but they most likely will experience misery at some level. I pray that you experience peace of mind as you relive some pleasant memories of your son.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on October 29, 2020:

Susan, I am so sorry that you lost your son this way. The murder charge being dropped has to be a huge disappointment. Of course, nothing brings your son back and I hate that for you.

Liz Westwood from UK on October 27, 2020:

I am so sorry about the loss of your son in such a tragic way. The apprehension of his murderers should be a warning to all that justice should prevail. But it must be of little consolation as you mourn the untimely and tragic loss of your son.

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