Syracuse Police Officers Find Drugs and a Loaded Handgun After Pursuit

On Tuesday, September 15th, 2020, at around 7:43 P.M., Officers Cody Nellis and Reed Bebernitz attempted to stop a vehicle in the 400 block of Rowland Street for a violation of the Vehicle and Traffic Law.  The vehicle, a white Jeep Grand Cherokee, refused to stop for Officers.  The car eventually stopped on Kellogg St. where the driver fled from the vehicle. Officers chased the male and were ultimately able to catch him.

There was a female passenger as well in the vehicle who was eventually detained as well. A subsequent search of the area where the foot pursuit ended,  and a search of the vehicle involved, yielded numerous amounts of illegal drugs, including heroin, fentanyl, and other illegally possessed narcotic medications.  Officers also located over 1300.00 dollars inside of the car. A further search of the vehicle also revealed a loaded, .40 caliber Smith and Wesson handgun.

In the end, both occupants,  Diquan Hall, 22 and Ariana Deladega, 20 were charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree and Criminal Possession of a Firearm.

The driver, Hall was also charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Fourth Degree, four counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree, Tampering With Physical Evidence, Resisting Arrest, and various traffic offenses.  Both were lodged at the Justice Center.