North Charleston police arrested two men on drug and weapons charges after reports of shots fired in an area woods Saturday, authorities said.
Christopher Locke, 26, of Boxwood Boulevard in Columbus, Ga., and Tyreesh White, 35, of Park Gate Drive in North Charleston, were both charged with simple possession of marijuana and trafficking cocaine base, an incident report states. Locke faced additional charges of discharging a firearm within city limits and possession of a firearm in the commission of a violent crime, according to the report.
Police responded to the intersection of Pomfret Street and Park Gate Drive after reports of shots fired in the area, the report states.
A woman told police she saw two men shooting a gun in a nearby wooded area. Then, she reported, the men left the woods and went inside a home on Park Gate Drive.
White answered the home’s front door with Locke standing behind him, police said.
When questioned by police, Locke acknowledged that he had a pistol in the home, but he denied shooting the weapon in the woods.
Locke later admitted to shooting the pistol when police asked about shell casings found in the area, the report states.
Officers searched the home and found 8 grams of cocaine and other drugs, according to the report.
Both men denied knowing that the drugs were there and police said they were both charged with possession as a result.
A judge on Monday set White’s bail at $100,000, court records show. Locke’s total bail was set at $150,000, according to court records.
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