Benson Checkpoint Nets 27 Arrests

joco checkpointA total of 27 people were charged during a weekend checkpoint conducted by the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office.

Chief Deputy Bengie Gaddis said a dozen officers conducted the checking station from 10pm Saturday until 2am Sunday on Highway 50 north of Benson near Elevation Road.

Looking over the 27 arrest reports Monday, Gaddis said, “This is why we are here. To get the individuals off the roadways.”

Gaddis said Johnston County residents can expect to see more checkpoints, both day and night, weekdays and weekends to get violators off our county roadways.

Among the charges Saturday night were:

DWI:    2
Driving Without A License:    6
No Operators License:    4
Cocaine Possession:    2
Meth Possession:    1
Marijuana Possession:    4
Other Drug Offenses:    2
Drug Paraphernalia:    2
Open Container:    4 File Photo