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Milford Beacon
  • Greenwood couple arrested for operating meth lab

  • Initially arrested on warrants for unrelated crimes, a Greenwood couple is facing various drug-related charged after police discovered a portable methamphetamine lab Aug. 2 in their W. Market Street home.
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  • Initially arrested on warrants for unrelated crimes, a Greenwood couple is facing various drug-related charged after police discovered a portable methamphetamine lab Aug. 2 in their W. Market Street home.
    According to the Delaware State Police, troopers responded to the residence around 10:20 a.m. to locate 36-year-old Jamie L. Craft, wanted on an active warrant for a traffic violation. Police said Craft was taken into custody without incident, as was 31-year-old John R. Benchoff, who was also inside the residence and was wanted on a probation and parole administrative warrant.
    Police said during the execution of a search warrant, they found bottles containing waste associated with the byproducts of manufacturing meth, along with equipment and key ingredients in making the drug. Police said they also discovered 0.1 gram of manufactured meth.
    Craft and Benchoff were charged with manufacturing of meth, second degree conspiracy and possession of drug paraphernalia, among other offenses. Craft was committed to the Delores J. Baylor Women’s Correctional Facility on $13,000 secured bond and Benchoff was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $11,000 secured bond.
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