have been charged after agents with the Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team
seized cocaine that's estimated to be worth $5,000.
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.
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
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.
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.
being held at the Chatham County Detention Center.
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.
Wednesday, June 19 2013 7:33 PM EDT2013-06-19 23:33:28 GMT
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