“Benson removed two plastic bags from her vagina”, reads a police report from Tuesday. One bag was cocaine, the other was marijuana.
On Tuesday, at about noon, MNPD stopped a silver BMW at 11th Ave N & Wheless, by Elizabeth Park. There was a reported strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. The driver, Allister Fenton, and passenger, Bridgette Benson, both stated that had just finished smoking marijuana in the car.
During a probable cause search of the vehicle, officers found a Springfield XD semi-automatic handgun in Bridgette Benson’s purse, along with a digital scale. Benson claimed ownership of the firearm under Miranda. Benson is a convicted felon, and cannot possess a firearm.
When officers asked Benson if she had anything else on her person, because if she took it into the jail it would be a felony, she removed two plastic bags from her vagina. The first bag was a white powder that weighed approximately 2 grams and field tested positive for cocaine. The second bag contained approximately one gram of marijuana.
Bridgette Benson remains in jail on a $25,000 bond. She is charged with felon in possession of a weapon, possession, possession w/intent to distribute, and paraphernalia charges. She will have a review hearing on 05/17/18.
The driver of the vehicle, Allister Fenton, was booked for driving on a revoked license, and posted a $2500 bond. He currently has a pending aggravated robbery case in progress, in which he is accused of pistol whipping and robbing someone just outside the Monroe St Kroger in 2015.