Felton man arrested on drug charges following traffic stop

FELTON, Del. – Delaware State Police arrested a Felton man on multiple charges after he was found in possession of drugs during a traffic stop.

At around 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, a trooper pulled over a vehicle after noticing its rear license plate partially covered by an aftermarket metal plate border. On contact with the driver, 36-year-old Charles Benson Jr., an odor of marijuana was detected.

A subsequent search of the vehicle led to the discovery of approximately 175 grams of marijuana, 9ct liquid THC vape cartridges, 35 oxycontin pills, 27 oxycodone hydrochloride pills, drug paraphernalia, more then $200 in suspected drug money, and a .177 pellet gun.

Benson was arrested and charged with six counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, display of license plate, and other traffic related offenses. He was later released on $19,075 unsecured bond.

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