Suspect hands deputy drugs, offers cash to prevent arrest

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Offering law enforcement money and drugs probably isn’t the best way to get out of trouble, as one Clinton man learned over the weekend.

When a Vermillion County Sheriff’s deputy pulled over Kegan Benskin, 19, of Clinton for speeding Sunday afternoon, Benskin handed the deputy a blunt saying “we’re just blunt cruising,” according to law enforcement.

Inside the vehicle, deputies found $10,297,  a total of 122 vape cartridges containing THC, 24 grams of marijuana and paraphernalia. Benskin offered the deputies $10,000 to “turn their lights off and let them leave.”

This led to Benskin being charged with bribery, level 5 felony, as well as operating a vehicle while intoxicated, possession of marijuana and dealing marijuana.

He is currently being held without bond due to the fact that he was on probation for a previous OVWI and possession of marijuana.

Also arrested was a passenger in the vehicle, Maddison Willis, 19, of Clinton, who was charged with possession of marijuana and dealing in marijuana. She was later released on a $7,000 bond with 10 percent allowed.

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