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Jackson, MO man accused of drug possession

Joseph E. Benavente (Source: Jackson Police Department) Joseph E. Benavente (Source: Jackson Police Department)
JACKSON, MO (KFVS) -

A Jackson, Missouri man was arrested after officers executed a search warrant on April 13.

Joseph E. Benavente, 24, was charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, possession of a controlled substance, unlawful use of a weapon and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.

According to Jackson police, they got a search warrant and the Special Response Team executed it at Benavente's home with the help of the patrol division and Drug Enforcement Administration.

During the search of the home, police say a felony amount of marijuana was found, as well as prescription pills, drug paraphernalia commonly used in the distribution of a controlled substance and a loaded handgun.

Benavente is currently being held on $35,000 bond.

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