Two Men Expected to Plead Guilty in Court Cases


May 4, 2014-- A former Erie Explosion superstar is expected to plead guilty in court tomorrow, after officials seized 400 pounds of marijuana. 36-year-old Roosevelt Benjamin is charged with 15 counts of trafficking. In addition, a first degree felony charge for being an employee in a corrupt organization. The chargers come after Benjamin was the main person in the case where officials seized 1.3 million dollars worth of marijuana. Investigators say this is the largest marijuana operation they've busted in the area. The investigation dates back to November of 2012 when the Bureau of Narcotics investigators served a search warrant at Benjamin's house in the 300 block of East 21st Street. The marijuana was found in a van at East 30th and German Streets.


A man who's charged with shooting another man outside of an Erie bar is expected to plead guilty to the charges against him. 45 year old Robert Walker will be in court tomorrow afternoon. Walker was charged with criminal attempt at homicide last June after he reportedly shot Emmanuel Beason outside an Erie bar near East 3rd and Parade Streets. Beason testified earlier that he knew Walker from the bar, but was shot for no reason.


Benjamin and Walker are both expected to enter their pleas in front of Judge Shad Connolly tomorrow.

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