West City Man Arrested On Drug Charge

(BENTON, IL) — A West City man was arrested Thursday morning at his home on a drug charge. Franklin County Sheriff Don Jones say 57-year-old Robert Stephan Benns was taken into custody around 11:45 pursuant to an arrest warrant charging unlawful possession of cannabis, a Class 4 felony. Jones says the charges against Benns were filed as a result of an investigation conducted by Franklin County Sheriff’s deputies in which more than 150 grams of cannabis were recovered from Benns’ home late last month. Benns was lodged in the Franklin County Jail and later released after posting $1,000 cash, which was 10 percent of his $10,000 bail bond.