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Dover Police Arrest Man With Gun and Crack Cocaine, 3rd Gun Arrest This Week

Incident #: 50-15-8164  Date/Time:  Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 3:54PM

Location:  300 Block of West Division Street, Dover, Delaware

The Dover Police Department’s Drugs, Vice, and Organized Crime Unit along with the Safe Streets Unit arrested Ezekiel Benson (24) with a handgun.  This is the third incident in a week where an illegally possessed handgun has been confiscated by the department.  Benson was contacted by the special units during a drug investigation in the 300 block of West Division Street at 3:54PM on Wednesday.  Benson was found to be in possession of a 9mm handgun, 29mm magazines, 24 rounds of 9mm ammunition, 4.3 grams of crack cocaine, and $580.00 in cash.  Benson is being held at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in default of $131, 200 cash bond on the following charges:
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited
-Possession of Ammunition by Person Prohibited
-Carrying Concealed Deadly Weapon
-Possession With Intent To Deliver Crack Cocaine
-Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
-Resisting Arrest
-Possession of Firearm Obliterated Serial Number

Ezekiel Benson Age: 24 Address: 100 Block of Willis Road, Dover
Ezekiel Benson
Age: 24
Address: 100 Block of Willis Road, Dover

-Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer