Drug, resisting charges follow arrest by police

Aug. 16, 2013 @ 06:04 PM

Benjamin McKinley Bobbitt Jr. was arrested by Henderson police Thursday and is facing drug charges.

According to Lt. Alan Hedgepeth, Bobbitt is charged with one count each of possession of methamphetmine drugs for sale and resisting officers. The 24-year-old was found by the Special Operations Division with 1.4 grams of methylenedioxy-methamphetamine, also known as MDMA or ecstasy.

Bobbitt secured payment on an $11,000 bond for his release pending a hearing in Vance County District Court scheduled for Aug. 29. He is listed with a 436 Tower Lane, Lot 4, Henderson, address and is formerly of 1465 Newton Dairy Road, Lot 5, Henderson.

According to past arrest records, Bobbitt finished serving eight months in prison June 28, 2011, on a probation violation stemming from a July 21, 2010, charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

In 2007, he was charged with armed assault and possession of illegal narcotics, according to state prison records.

Contact the writer at mfisher@hendersondispatch.com.