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CNT seize cocaine, cash and guns in bust

Karlen Bennett, Phillip Bennett (Source: CNT) Karlen Bennett, Phillip Bennett (Source: CNT)
Karlen Bennett (Source: CNT) Karlen Bennett (Source: CNT)
Phillip Bennett (Source: CNT) Phillip Bennett (Source: CNT)
CHATHAM CO., GA (WTOC) -

Two brothers have been charged after agents with the Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team seized cocaine that's estimated to be worth $5,000.

CNT targeted a home in the 600 block of West 40th Street after getting a tip that people living there were distributing cocaine. Phillip Bennett, 23, and Karlen Bennett, 28, were their prime suspects, according to the CNT.

CNT searched the home on Oct. 31, which resulted in the seizure of crack cocaine, marijuana, four firearms and items commonly used in the distribution of controlled substances. 

Karlen Bennett was there at the time of the search warrant and arrested without incident, according to CNT.  He was charged with several felony charges including trafficking cocaine and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. It's his 17th arrest and his 12th drug-related charge in Chatham County, according to CNT.  

With the help of officers with the Savannah Parole Office, CNT arrested Phillip Bennett at his home, where CNT executed a search on Oct. 31. He had more than $6,500 in cash and cocaine on him when he was arrested, according to CNT. He was charged with several felony charges including trafficking cocaine and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. 

It was Phillip Bennett's seventh arrest and eighth drug-related charge in Chatham County and his second arrest by CNT, according to CNT.  He was on parole for drug-related convictions at the time of his arrest. 

They are being held at the Chatham County Detention Center. 

Karlen Bennett remains at the jail after his arraignment in the Recorder's Court of Chatham County, Georgia.  Phillip Bennett is expected to be arraigned on Tuesday. 

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