CONVICTED DRUG DEALER ‘UNCLE’ DAJAHN GRIFFIN HAD NIECE OUT FOR A RIDE ON ERRANDS OF DRUG DEALING

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CONVICTED DRUG DEALER ‘UNCLE’ DAJAHN GRIFFIN HAD NIECE OUT FOR A RIDE ON ERRANDS OF DRUG DEALING

LAUREL, DEL. – The Delaware State Police report that they arrested Joel E. Vaughn, 25, of Salisbury, MD, and Dajahn Z. Griffin, 32, of Fruitland, MD, on multiple charges following a traffic stop on July 14, 2021, at approximately 12:38 p.m., when a trooper conducting a proactive patrol in the area of Sussex Highway and Laurel Road, Laurel, observed a black Lincoln Town Car operating on the roadway with an expired Maryland registration plate.

A traffic stop was initiated on the vehicle, and contact was made with the driver, Dajahn Zarie Griffin, (DOB 3/16/1989) of 516 S. Curlew Road, Salisbury, Md., and the front right passenger, Joel Vaughn.

A toddler was riding free and loose in the back seat of Uncle Dajahn’s illegal Lincoln

 In the backseat was Griffin’s 3-year-old niece, not in a child car seat and completely unrestrained.

WANTED FELON WAS HELPING TO KEEP THE TODDLER BOUNCING AROUND IN THE LINCOLN

A computer search was conducted on the occupants, and it was discovered Joel Vaughn was wanted by Delaware State Police Troop 3 for Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony, Aggravated Menacing, Terroristic Threatening, and Criminal Mischief.

These charges were from an incident that occurred on February 27, 2021, in Kent County. Vaughn was taken into custody, and a search incident to arrest revealed a white wax bag found on his person. A probable cause search of the Lincoln Town Car was conducted, and located inside were the following items:

  • Approximately 6.7 grams of Crack Cocaine
  • Approximately 39.64 grams of Marijuana
  • Drug Paraphernalia
  • $325.00 in suspected drug proceeds
  • Two bags of THC gummies

Police say that both men were taken into custody without incident and transported to Delaware State Police Troop 5.

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Dajahn Z. Griffin

Griffin was charged with the following crimes and traffic violations:

  • Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance (Felony)
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance (Felony)
  • Conspiracy Second Degree (Felony)
  • Endangering the Welfare of a Child
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Operation of an Unregistered Motor Vehicle
  • Child Under 8 must be in Child Restraint
  • Failure to Signal

Griffin was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #2 and released after posting a $14,703.00 secured bond.

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Joel Vaughn was charged with the following crimes:

  • Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance (Felony)
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance (Felony)
  • Conspiracy Second Degree (Felony)
  • Two Counts- Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

He was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #2 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on a $14,400.00 secured bond. A $45,600.00 cash bond was issued for the charges stemming from the February 27, 2021, incident.

Griffin entered a guilty plea to felony distribution of drugs on January 25, 2017, in Wicomico County Circuit Court and was sentenced to the Maryland Prison System for a term of six years.

The Worcester County States Attorney Beau Oglesby agreed to a sweet plea deal for career drug dealer Griffin on November 3, 2011, when Griffin was allowed to plead guilty in return for an eight-year prison sentence to be suspended to a mere eight months in the Worcester County Jail. 

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