Three arrested in North Charleston, drugs seized
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.