Two Arrested on Drugs and Firearms Charges Following Traffic Stop 2-21-2018

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-5835

Date/Time:   Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 11:05AM

Location: Saulsbury Road and Forrest Avenue, Dover, DE

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department has arrested two people on drug and firearms charges following a traffic stop on Tuesday morning.  At approximately 11:05AM, officers from the Dover Police Department assisted by Delaware Probation and Parole stopped a vehicle operated by Larry Benson (29) for driving with a suspended license.  During the stop, the officers detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.  When officers attempt to take Larry Benson and Makia Benson (26) into custody, both became disorderly and uncooperative.  Once both subjects were placed inside of police vehicles, Makia Benson was kicking equipment inside the vehicle and attempted to spit in an officers face.  When an officer attempted to subdue Makia Benson, she continued to resist, causing lacerations on the officers arm.  

Larry Benson was released on unsecured bond on the following charges:
-Possession of Marijuana
-Resisting Arrest
-Carry Concealed Deadly Weapon
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree
-Disorderly Conduct
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited

Makia Benson was released on unsecured bond on the following charges:
-Resisting Arrest
-Carry Concealed Deadly Weapon
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree
-Disorderly Conduct
-Assault 2nd (Law Enforcement Victim)

Larry Benson

Makia Benson

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