Man charged after authorities find guns, steroids during search of Dover apartment

Benjamin Wilson, 26, of Dover

A man is facing multiple charges after police say they found guns and steroids in his Dover apartment, which he previously stated was vacant.

The Dover Police Department says on Saturday, at 10:40 AM, officers say they initially responded to an apartment building, in the unit block of South State Street, for a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the building. Once on scene, police say they determined that the odor was coming from apartment four. Officers were apparently unable to contact anyone in the apartment. While checking the perimeter of the building, police say 26-year-old Benjamin Wilson, of Dover, asked law enforcement about there reason for being on site. Wilson then reportedly advised officers that apartment four was vacant and that he lived in apartment two. 

At that point, Dover PD says Wilson quickly left in a black Ford Mustang. Police say the officer then ran the tags of the vehicle which came back to Wilson and listed his residence a s apartment four. 

According to the report, just after 12:20 PM, officers  located Wilson's vehicle parked in front of the same apartment building while checking the area. Authorities say Wilson then gave consent to search his apartment which revealed a 9mm handgun, 4.4 grams of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and 3.0ml of anabolic steroids. 

The Drugs, Vice, and Organized Crime Unit, Patrol officers, and the Street Crimes Unit conducted a second search of the residence which led to the discovery of two 9mm magazines, .10 gauge shotgun, .12 gauge double barrel shotgun, .22 caliber rifle, 602 rounds of 9mm ammunition, 30 rounds of .12 gauge slugs, 150 .22 caliber rounds, and syringes.

The 26-year-old was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of controlled substance (steroids), tampering with physical evidence, hindering prosecution, drug paraphernalia,and possession of firearm by person prohibited (drugs).

Wilson was released on $9,100 unsecured bond.

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