On July 10, 2014, at approximately 8:45 p.m., detectives from the Lake Havasu City Police Department Special Investigations Bureau and the Street Crimes Unit arrested 25-year old Joseph Benjamin at his residence in the 1400 block of Patrician Court and charged him with possession of drugs for sale related to an ongoing investigation.
Detectives had received information that Benjamin was selling heroin and began conducting surveillance on his residence. Benjamin was observed working in his backyard and as detectives approached the backyard Benjamin began running towards the back portion of the yard while discarding a small pouch. Benjamin was quickly apprehended due to having a failure to comply warrant for his arrest. Detectives seized approximately six grams of methamphetamine (street value of $700), 11 grams of heroin (street value of $2,300) and a small amount of marijuana and narcotic pills that had been inside the discarded pouch.
Benjamin was charged with possession of narcotic drugs, possession of narcotic drugs for sale, possession of dangerous drugs for sale, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and his FTC warrant.
At his initial appearance Benjamin was held on a no bond hold and transferred to the custody of the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office.