More than a half-pound of cocaine, a stack of cash, counterfeit money and a stolen handgun were confiscated when Charleston police searched a house in the Rosemont neighborhood Wednesday, according to an incident report.
Matthew Campbell, 21, who lives in the house on Birdie Garrett Street, was arrested and charged with trafficking cocaine, trafficking cocaine base, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute within close proximity of a school, possession of a stolen handgun and possession of a firearm during commission of a violent crime. He was being held in the Charleston County jail Thursday.
Police said they found about 310 grams of cocaine (nearly 11 ounces), about 40 grams of crack cocaine (1.4 ounces) and a loaded Taurus .357 Magnum pistol hidden inside a television in a bedroom, more than $5,100 in cash under a mattress, a counterfeit $100 and $50 bill in a safe in a bedroom closet and two digital scales in a dresser drawer and a closet. The gun was reported stolen in Hanahan, police said.
Police are also looking for the suspect’s brother, Terrell Campbell, 30, who lives at the same address. Terrell Campbell is on federal probation for a weapons charge, police spokesman Charles Francis said.
Anyone with information is asked to call Charleston police at 577-7434 or Crime Stoppers at 554-1111.
Reach Dave Munday at 937-5553.