North Charleston police raided an Ashley Shores Drive residence Thursday and arrested three men on drug charges.

Taken into custody were Ray Williams, 24, who lived at the residence; Shawn Jenkins, 25, of Wayfield Drive; and Carldell Brown, 19, of Vasser Court in Ladson.

Each man faces charges of trafficking cocaine, possession with the intent to distribute cocaine within one-half mile of a school, trafficking cocaine base, possession with the intent to distribute cocaine base within a half-mile of a school, manufacturing cocaine base, manufacturing cocaine base within one-half mile of a school and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.

Police seized about 21/2 ounces of cocaine base and nearly 5 ounces of cocaine along with a Phoenix Arms .25-caliber handgun, according to a news release.