Lothian, MD- Anne Arundel County Police arrested Kyle William Benjamin, 23/Mechanicsville, MD, during a traffic stop in the area of Southern Maryland Boulevard and Mt. Lion Road in Lothian, MD.

Credit: Anne Arundel County Police

According to the report, probable cause was established to search the vehicle. During the search, officers found a 9mm polymer 80 handgun, a disassembled AR-15 with 208 rounds loaded in magazines 182 9mm rounds (loaded in magazines), approximately 754.94 grams of suspected Psilocybin mushrooms, approximately 37.69 grams of suspected heroin/fentanyl, approximately 196.86 grams of THC wax, 12 syringes containing suspected liquid Psilocybin, a digital scale, and $846.00 in US currency.

Benjamin was charged with the following:

  • Assault Weapon/Magazine use
  • Firearm use/Fel-Violent Crime
  • Loaded handgun in a vehicle
  • Firearm/Drug Traffic Crime
  • CDS: Distribution with a firearm
  • Handgun in vehicle
  • Manufacture CDS- PCP/LSD/Hall
  • CDS Production Equipment: PCP,LSD,Hall
  • CDS possession with intent to distribute: PCP/LSD/Hall
  • CDS with intent to distribute
  • Firearm/Drug traffic crime
  • CDS Possession- not marijuana

Benjamin was initially held without bond but was released on his own recognizance on March 7, 2022. He faces seven felony charges and six misdemeanor charges.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 30, 2022, in Annapolis, MD


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