North Charleston police arrests 4 men holding marijuana, cash

Posted by Sagar Satapathy on August 13, 2018.

The North Charleston police busted a drug racket near the city’s Dorchester-Waylyn community and arrested four men. Besides, they found marijuana worth of nearly $110,000 and cash.

Five guns, including a military-style rifle, were also collected from the spot during the raid.

The arrested suspects have been identified as Jareem Michael Miller, 25, of Crestline Drive, Truvon Antonio Gilliard, 26, also of Crestline Drive, Lamar Amare Watson, 27, of Lambs Road and Quantez Tyre Guest, 24, of Peacock Avenue.

North Charleston Police Department spokesman Spencer Pryor said members of the Narcotics Unit, SWAT, and SPEED Team units got a warrant to search 2722 Crestline Drive as a part of an ongoing investigation.

When the crews showed up, two men ran through a side door, but officers caught them, Pryor said. The SWAT team arrested two more men inside the home.

Later, during a search in the house revealed nearly 20 pounds of marijuana that would carry a street value of about $90,000, $18,000 in cash and the guns, Pryor added. One of the handguns had an extended magazine.

Soon after the raid, police photographed the evidence after the operation.

According to cops, Miller, Gilliard and Watson have been charged with trafficking marijuana, possession of a firearm during commission of a violent crime and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

On the other hand, Guest has been charged with trafficking marijuana and possession of a firearm during commission of a violent crime.

All of them were jailed on counts of trafficking marijuana and possession of a firearm in a violent crime. The drug charge carries between one and 10 years in prison.

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