Dover Man Arrested On Gun And Drug Charges

Dover – The Delaware State Police Kent County Drug Unit, in partnership with the Dover Police Department, have arrested a Dover man after the culmination of a four month long investigation into illegal drug sales from residences in Dover, according to Director of Public Information Sergeant Richard D. Bratz.

Benjamin Greene
Benjamin Greene

Bratz said that on Friday, February 10, 2017 during the morning hours, the Delaware State Police Kent County Drug Unit, with the assistance of the Kent County Governor’s Task Force, Delaware State Police Special Operations Response Team (SORT), DEA-Dover Post of Duty and the Dover Police Department conducted two search warrants at residences in the unit block of Stevenson Drive and the 400 block of East Water Street, Dover. Benjamin M. Greene, 29 of Dover, was taken into custody without incident at the Stevenson Drive address, said Bratz.

A search of the Stevenson Drive residence allegedly revealed packaging material for heroin distribution and over $1,200.00 in suspected drug proceeds, according to Bratz. The search of the East Water Street residence revealed 22.9 grams of heroin, drug packaging materials, a loaded .25 caliber handgun, a .38 caliber handgun that was reported stolen out of Troop 3, Kent County on October 15, 2016 and a 9mm handgun reported stolen to the Greer Police Department in South Carolina, Bratz said.

Benjamin M. Greene was transported back to Troop 3 where he was charged with five counts of Drug Dealing, three counts of Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited, two counts of Receiving a Stolen Firearms, Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number, Conspiracy 2nd degree, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, four counts of Manufactures, Delivers or Possesses with intent to Deliver, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Failure to Register as a Sex Offender, according to Bratz.

Greene is also being charged by Troop 1 reference to a hit and run accident on US 95 that occurred during the course of this investigation after he was suspected of transporting heroin from Philadelphia to Dover. During his route south, Greene allegedly rear ended a vehicle and fled the scene. This vehicle was recovered in front of the Stevenson Drive residence with a fictitious registration, said Bratz.

Greene was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court 2 and committed to the James T. Vaughn Correctional Institution on $150,200.00 cash bond.

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