AlexanderHill-1On 1/29/15, at approximately 11:04 PM, officers with the Benton Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on 4th Street.  Upon making contact with the occupants, officers could smell a strong odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle.  
Contact was made with two passengers and the driver, identified as Alexander Hill (21 YOA) of Benton, and suspected marijuana was found in his possession.  Subsequent investigation yielded a pipe that contained suspected Methamphetamine and also four Oxycodone pills for which Hill didn’t have a prescription.  The passengers were not charged and were released at the scene.  
Hill was subsequently placed under arrest and transported to the Saline County Detention Facility for processing.  He is charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of a Controlled Drugs-Class II (Felony), and Possession of a Controlled Substance-Marijuana (misdemeanor).  This is an on-going investigation and additional charges could be forthcoming. 
Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to contact the Benton Police Department at 501-778-1171 or 501-315-TIPS.  Individuals also may send us an anonymous crime tip about this incident to CRIMES (274637) with the keyword BNPD in the body of the text or go to to leave a tip.  A crime tip can also be submitted via the official Benton Police Department app found on ITunes and Google Play. 
Any suspects listed are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.