|2 Suspects Arrested; Gun, Prescription Drugs, Marijuana Seized|
Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that detectives from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics executed a search warrant for 227 Court Street earlier today.
After failing to respond to repeated knocks on the door by the sheriff’s officers, the BON detectives, fearing the destruction of evidence, made a forced entry into the townhouse.
Jonathan Benjamin, age 24, and his girlfriend, Lemica Ausbon, age 28, were detained while the premises was searched.
In the couple’s bedroom closet, the sheriff’s detectives discovered and seized a loaded, .45 caliber Smith and Wesson handgun that had been reported stolen out of
In the same closet, the BON detectives also discovered and seized medicine bottles, containing 408 oxycodone tablets and 118 Xanax tablets. In addition, three small bags of marijuana were recovered.
The street value of the narcotics is in excess of $13,000.
Benjamin and Ausbon were charged with three counts each of possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of CDS with intent to distribute, possession of CDS with intent to distribute within 1000 feet of the
Both suspects were lodged at the county jail where they await arraignment on today’s charges.