County police seize over $130,000 in suspected drug money

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 New Castle County Police arrested a Bear man on drug and weapons charges Wednesday and seized more than $130,000.

New Castle County Police arrested a Bear man on drug and weapons charges yesterday and seized more than $130,000.

On Wednesday, Feb. 6, officers from the New Castle County Division of Police Safe Streets Task Force were conducting surveillance in the 5000 block of Kirkwood Highway.

Police said officers observed suspicious behavior believed to be drug activity.

The officers made contact with Benjamin Boudart, 24, of Bear, who was in possession of five THC oil cartridges and 25 grams of marijuana, police said.

A search warrant was obtained and executed at his residence in the unit block of Wildfields Court, Bear.

During the search of his residence, police said an additional 39 THC oil cartridges were located.

Police also seized $134,710, a .308 caliber rifle with 130 rounds of ammunition, and a digital scale.

Boudart was charged with felony drug dealing, misdemeanor possession of marijuana, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, and violation of probation, police said.

He was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 11 and would have been released on $3,500 unsecured bail on the new charges; however, he’s being held at the Howard Young Correctional Institution on the violation of probation charge.

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