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UPDATE/ARREST MADE: Man Wanted After Search Yields 1,300 Bags of Heroin 2-26-2020


On Tuesday, February 25th, 2020, officers from the Dover Police Department and the U.S. Marshals First State Fugitive Task Force executed a search warrant in the Unit Block of Stevenson Drive in the Manchester Square community, seeking Michael Benson, who was wanted on several drug charges stemming from a January 23rd incident (see original release below).  Benson was located in the home and arrested without incident.  Benson was committed to SCI on a $121,000 cash bond on the charges listed in the original release.

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Date/Time:  Thursday, January 23rd, 2020 at 11:00PM

Location:  100 Block of Haman Drive , Dover, DE (The Willows at Clearfield Apts)

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


The Dover Police Department and Delaware Probation and Parole conducted a home visit at an apartment in the 100 Block of Haman Drive on Thursday, January 23rd.  At the time, officers located approximately 1,300 bags of heroin, .7 grams of marijuana, and $2,500 in cash (drug proceeds) belonging to Michael Benson (45), who was not at the residence at the time.  

Michael Benson remains wanted on the following charges:
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin
-Possession of Heroin
-Endangering the Welfare of a Child
-Drug Paraphernalia
-Violation of Probation

Michael Benson
Dover, DE

















The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Dover Police Department at (302)736-7130. Callers may remain anonymous.  Tips may also be submitted to law enforcement through Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333 or online at delawarecrimestoppers.com; a cash reward of up to $1,000 is possible for information leading to an arrest.