Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrest 5-5-16

Complaint # 50-16-14178

Date/Time:   Wednesday, May 4th, 2016 at 9:27PM

Location:  East Loockerman Street and Federal Street, Dover, DE

Officer Releasing Information:   M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer


The Dover Police Department Street Crimes Unit, aided by Delaware Probation and Parole, arrested Courtney Benson (33) on several drug charges following a traffic stop on Wednesday night.  Benson was stopped by officers at 9:27PM in the area of Loockerman Street at Federal Street after officers observed an equipment violation.  When officers approached the vehicle they could smell a strong odor of marijuana.  Officers checked the vehicle and discovered .6 grams of marijuana, Hydrocodone pills, and .9 grams of crack cocaine.  Benson was taken into custody without incident.  A further search of Benson led to the discovery of 5.6 grams of crack cocaine hidden on his body.  Benson was released on $12,050 unsecured bond on the following charges:
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Cocaine
-Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
-Possession of Marijuana
-Possession of Cocaine (Tier 1 Qty)
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Controlled Substance
-Traffic violations

Courtney benson Age: 33 Address: 200 Block of Mystic Lane, Dover, DE

Courtney benson
Age: 33
Address: 200 Block of Mystic Lane, Dover, DE

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