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WPD arrests four, seizes 30 pounds of marijuana

Post Date:03/22/2018 11:24 AM

News Release

Wilmington Police Department – WPD arrests four, seizes 30 pounds of marijuana 
Thursday, March 22, 2018, 10 a.m.

WILMINGTON, NC –  Members of the Wilmington Police Department’s Special Investigation Division concluded a two month long narcotics investigation Monday night that resulted in the arrest of three Wilmington men and a Florida woman. 

WPD stopped a vehicle occupied by Benjamin Brown and Danielle Felt around 11 p.m. for a violation of a North Carolina motor vehicle law. Officers located a quantity of marijuana and marijuana concentrate in the vehicle. 

A short time later detectives executed a search warrant at Brown’s residence in the 2100 block of Wisteria Drive where additional narcotics were found. Brown’s roommates, Hunter Hall and David Thompson, were at the house. 

In total, detectives seized more than 30 pounds of marijuana/ marijuana concentrate and over 1300 dosage units of LSD, five firearms and approximately $7,000. Additionally, quantities of ecstasy, cocaine and Clonazepam were also found. 


Our officers then alerted South Carolina authorities that night of a related address. Deputies with the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department went to the address and after finding contraband in plain view executed a search warrant that night. They recovered more than 100 pounds of marijuana, quantities of methadone, fentanyl, pills and over $96,000 in cash. Three people were arrested in connection to the case in South Carolina. 

The ATF assisted in our investigation. 

The charges are as follows:

Benjamin Arlo Brown, 30, Wilmington: 
• Possession of a weapon of mass destruction
• Possession with intent to sell and deliver schedule I CS (LSD)
• Possession with intent to sell and deliver schedule IV CS (Clonazepam)
• Possession with intent to sell and deliver schedule VI CS (marijuana)(2 counts)
• Felony possession of schedule I CS (MDMA/ ecstasy)(2 counts)
• Felony possession of schedule II CS (cocaine)
• Felony possession of schedule VI CS (marijuana)(2 counts)
• Trafficking in LSD
• Trafficking in marijuana (3 counts)
• Maintain a vehicle/ dwelling for keeping storing a CS (2 counts)

Danielle Felt, 35, Hobe Sound, Florida: 
• Trafficking in marijuana (2 counts)
• Maintain a vehicle/ dwelling for keeping storing a CS
• Possession with intent to sell and deliver schedule VI CS (marijuana)

Hunter Patrick Hall, 28, Wilmington:
• Possession with intent to sell and deliver schedule I CS (LSD)
• Possession with intent to sell and deliver schedule VI CS (marijuana)
• Felony possession of schedule I CS (MDMA/ ecstasy) 
• Felony possession of schedule II CS (cocaine)(2 counts)
• Felony possession of schedule VI CS (marijuana)
• Maintain a vehicle/ dwelling for keeping storing a CS
• Possession of schedule VI CS (marijuana)

David Jay Thompson, 24, Wilmington: 
• Possession with intent to sell and deliver schedule I CS (LSD)
• Possession with intent to sell and deliver schedule VI CS (marijuana)
• Felony possession of schedule I CS (MDMA/ ecstasy)
• Felony possession of schedule II CS (cocaine)
• Felony possession of schedule VI CS (marijuana)
• Maintain a vehicle/ dwelling for keeping storing a CS
• Possession of schedule VI CS (marijuana)


South Carolina arrests: 

Eric Paul Wallace, 34, Chapin, SC:
•Trafficking marijuana more than 100 pounds
• Possession with the intent to distribute Sch II-Third offense
• Possession of Sch IV – 2nd offense or greater

Daniel Wesley Avinger, 27, Chapin, SC: 
• Trafficking marijuana more than 100 pounds
• Possession with the intent to distribute Sch II
• Possession of Sch IV

Cory Brian Takach, 31, Chapin, SC: 
• Trafficking marijuana more than 100 pounds
• Trafficking ecstacy more than 100 dosage units but less than 500 dosage units
• Possession with the intent to distribute Sch II – 2nd offense
• Possession of Sch IV – 2nd offense

 

 


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