UTICA, NY - Over nine pounds of marijuana was seized from a Utica home according to State Police. On November 22, a search warrant was executed at 103 Seward Avenue, Utica. In addition to marijuana, investigators say they found multiple grams of cocaine, methamphetamine, a scale, packaging material, $6,000 cash, and a 2010 Mercedes.
Investigators charged Blake D. Benedict, 23, of Utica with criminal possession of marijuana. The investigation in ongoing and more charges are pending. Benedict is on probation for a 2014 arrest.
State Police were assisted by members of the Utica Police Department.