Hearing set: Norfolk man accused of selling heroin in Virginia Beach

VIRGINIA BEACH — A 28-year-old Norfolk man accused of selling heroin in Virginia Beach is scheduled to appear in court in March.

A preliminary hearing for the case against Khalile Akeem Benjamin, of the 6200 block of Geneva Way, is scheduled on March 3 in Virginia Beach General District Court.

Benjamin was arrested and charged with manufacturing drugs and attempting to manufacture drugs on Oct. 28. He was also charged with failure to appear in court on Nov. 16. He is currently out of jail on bond.

Benjamin was arrested during an investigation by the Virginia Beach Police Department involving controlled purchases of heroin, according to documents filed in Virginia Beach Circuit Court.

According to the documents, a witness told police that Benjamin had been selling heroin for at least three years. The witness agreed to purchase heroin from Benjamin on Oct. 19 in the 100 block of Ballard Court. The Virginia Beach Police Department field-tested the drugs after the witness purchased them.

On Oct. 27, a Virginia Beach detective called Benjamin on a monitored phone line, and told him that she had $200 and wanted to buy two grams of heroin. Benjamin told the detective he would “hook her up.”

The next day, the pair met in the parking lot of Best Buy, located at 217 S. Independence Blvd., where Benjamin was arrested.

Mayfield can be reached at adrienne.m@southsidedaily.com.

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Adrienne Mayfield is an award-winning, multi-media journalist hailing from Clermont, Fla. She moved to Lynchburg, Va. on a whim when she was 19, and worked her way to Hampton Roads in 2013. Adrienne is passionate about telling people stories via covering public safety and the judicial system. She isn’t afraid to take a heads-on approach to covering crime, including knocking on doors to get the details police aren’t sharing. Adrienne is a 2014 Old Dominion University graduate who still lives within walking distance of the college. You may see her cruising around Downtown Norfolk on her bike, enjoying a sandwich from Grilled Cheese Bistro or playing fetch with her dog, Greta, at the Colonial Place dog park.