Man, woman arrested on drug charges after search of Charleston home

Kenneth Thomas (left) and Barbara Palmer were arrested by Charleston police on narcotics charges after a search at a Doscher Avenue residence.

Two people were jailed on drug charges Thursday after narcotics officers found cocaine and cash while searching a home in the city’s Rosemont neighborhood, Charleston police said.

Members of the Charleston Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit confiscated .402 ounces of of cocaine, .476 ounces of crack cocaine and $895 in cash after conducting a search at 1910 Doscher Avenue, police spokesman Charles Francis said.

Police charged Kenneth Gavella Thomas, 38, of Doscher Avenue, with trafficking cocaine, trafficking cocaine base, possession of cocaine base with the intent to distribute within close proximity of a school and manufacturing cocaine base, Francis said.

Barbara A. Palmer, 54, of Meeting Street Road in North Charleston, is charged with trafficking cocaine, trafficking cocaine base and possession of cocaine base with the intent to distribute within close proximity of a school, Francis said.

Both Thomas and Palmer were being held at the Charleston County jail, Francis said. The investigation is ongoing, he said.

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