Seaford Man Pleads Guilty to Gun and Drug Charges - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Seaford Man Pleads Guilty to Gun and Drug Charges

Posted: Updated:

WILMINGTON, Del. – A Seaford man pled guilty to federal gun and drug charges after being caught with heroin he branded after the President.

David C. Weiss, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Delaware announced today that Bob Bennett pled guilty today to possession with intent to distribute heroin and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

According to facts disclosed at the change of plea hearing, Bennett, a 35-year-old Seaford resident, was a heroin dealer in Seaford who was known to possess and provide firearms to his sub-distributors in order to further his drug dealing. 

On November 4, 2016, ATF and the Seaford Police Department executed a search warrant on Bennett’s home and car in Seaford.  The search revealed a loaded, .40-caliber firearm in the same room as two safes, the contents of which included 3,250 individual bags of heroin stamped “Donald Trump.”  Nearby, officers found an additional 109 bags of heroin, stamped “Donald Trump” or “Ferrari,” as well as a total of $2,418 in cash.  Agents recovered a number of other items in the house.

“This plea reflects the outstanding, cooperative work of Seaford Police and the ATF,” Acting United States Attorney David C. Weiss said.  “From Seaford to Wilmington, our state is not immune to the heroin epidemic afflicting the nation.  This case shows we will use the tools at our disposal—federal, state, and local—to bring justice to those responsible.”

“Armed narcotics traffickers pose a significant risk to the citizens in Seaford and throughout Delaware,” said Daniel L. Board Jr., the Special Agent in Charge for the ATF Baltimore Field Division.  “But the mission of the ATF is unwavering.  We will continue to fight violent crime by targeting, investigating and partnering in the prosecution of those who seek to reduce the quality of life in our communities.”

A sentencing hearing has been scheduled by the District Court for September 14, 2017 at 2:00p.m.  At sentencing, Bennett faces a mandatory minimum sentence of five years, to be served consecutively to any other sentence, for possessing and using a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. 

This case was investigated by the ATF and Seaford Police.  Assistant United States Attorneys Alexander S. Mackler and Lesley F. Wolf prosecuted the case.

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Dover Police Investigating Shots Fired Incident

    Dover Police Investigating Shots Fired Incident

    Saturday, November 17 2018 5:21 PM EST2018-11-17 22:21:54 GMT
    Saturday, November 17 2018 5:21 PM EST2018-11-17 22:21:54 GMT
    (Photo: WBOC)(Photo: WBOC)
    (Photo: WBOC)(Photo: WBOC)
    DOVER, Del.- Police in Dover are investigating a shots fired complaint that occurred in a parking lot Friday night. According to the Dover Police Department, around 8:50 p.m. officers responded to the 100 block of Willis Road where they discovered an abanMore
    DOVER, Del.- Police in Dover are investigating a shots fired complaint that occurred in a parking lot Friday night. According to the Dover Police Department, around 8:50 p.m. officers responded to the 100 block of Willis Road where they discovered an abanMore
  • Multiple Fire Companies Respond to Snow Hill House Fire

    Multiple Fire Companies Respond to Snow Hill House Fire

    Saturday, November 17 2018 5:10 PM EST2018-11-17 22:10:28 GMT
    Saturday, November 17 2018 5:10 PM EST2018-11-17 22:10:28 GMT
    SNOW HILL, Md.- Multiple fire companies in Worcester County spent the afternoon in Snow Hill after a fire broke out around 2:30 p.m. According to the Snow Hill Volunteer Fire Company, firefighters were dispatched to the 300 block of West Martin Street atMore
    SNOW HILL, Md.- Multiple fire companies in Worcester County spent the afternoon in Snow Hill after a fire broke out around 2:30 p.m. According to the Snow Hill Volunteer Fire Company, firefighters were dispatched to the 300 block of West Martin Street at More
  • Successful Antares Launch from Wallops Island

    Successful Antares Launch from Wallops Island

    Saturday, November 17 2018 4:20 AM EST2018-11-17 09:20:25 GMT
    Saturday, November 17 2018 4:20 AM EST2018-11-17 09:20:25 GMT
    An unmanned cargo rocket successfully blasted off from NASA Wallops Flight Facility to the International Space Station Saturday morning after being postponed twice due to a poor weather forecast.More
    An unmanned cargo rocket successfully blasted off from NASA Wallops Flight Facility to the International Space Station Saturday morning after being postponed twice due to a poor weather forecast. More
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Successful Antares Launch from Wallops Island

    Successful Antares Launch from Wallops Island

    Saturday, November 17 2018 4:20 AM EST2018-11-17 09:20:25 GMT
    Saturday, November 17 2018 4:20 AM EST2018-11-17 09:20:25 GMT
    An unmanned cargo rocket successfully blasted off from NASA Wallops Flight Facility to the International Space Station Saturday morning after being postponed twice due to a poor weather forecast.More
    An unmanned cargo rocket successfully blasted off from NASA Wallops Flight Facility to the International Space Station Saturday morning after being postponed twice due to a poor weather forecast. More
  • New Toll Road to Open on U.S. Route 301 at Delaware State Line

    New Toll Road to Open on U.S. Route 301 at Delaware State Line

    Friday, November 16 2018 6:19 PM EST2018-11-16 23:19:54 GMT
    Friday, November 16 2018 6:19 PM EST2018-11-16 23:19:54 GMT
    MIDDLETOWN, Del. --- The U.S. Route 301 Mainline Project is beginning to wrap up work and lead to the state's first cashless toll road opening in December. The new U.S. Route 301 bypass will take drivers around Middletown and connect them directly to DelaMore
    MIDDLETOWN, Del. --- The U.S. Route 301 Mainline Project is beginning to wrap up work and lead to the state's first cashless toll road opening in December. The new U.S. Route 301 bypass will take drivers around Middletown and connect them directly to DelaMore
  • Georgetown Man Pleads Guilty to Murder

    Georgetown Man Pleads Guilty to Murder

    Friday, November 16 2018 7:24 PM EST2018-11-17 00:24:26 GMT
    Friday, November 16 2018 7:24 PM EST2018-11-17 00:24:26 GMT
    (Photo: MGN Online)(Photo: MGN Online)
    (Photo: MGN Online)(Photo: MGN Online)
    BRIDGEVILLE, Del.- A Georgetown man pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in connection to a deadly shooting during an attempted robbery. In August 2017, Preston Nailor fatally wounded 19-year-old Ty'ron Lake of Bridgeville, when the two echanged gunfireMore
    BRIDGEVILLE, Del.- A Georgetown man pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in connection to a deadly shooting during an attempted robbery. In August 2017, Preston Nailor fatally wounded 19-year-old Ty'ron Lake of Bridgeville, when the two echanged gunfireMore
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices