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Traffic Stop Leads to Gun and Drug Possession Charges for Felton Woman 3-16-2020

Incident Number: 50-20-8576

Date/Time:  Friday, March 13th 2020 at 11:53PM

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

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


The Dover Police Department arrested Takeya Benson (24) on drug and gun charges during a traffic stop on Friday night.  Officers stopped Benson for an equipment violation in the area of Federal Street and East Loockerman Street at approximately 11:53PM.  During the stop, officers detected a strong odor of marijuana and conducted a vehicle search.  As a result of the search, officers located a handgun and 1.7 grams of marijuana inside the vehicle.  Officers also located .5 grams of crack cocaine on Benson’s person. 

Benson was  released on an unsecured bond on the following offenses:
-Carry Concealed Deadly Weapon
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited
-Possession of Marijuana
-Possession of Crack Cocaine
-Drug Paraphernalia
-Traffic Related Offenses

Takeya Benson