A James Island man with a key to a downtown apartment was arrested after police said they found more than half a pound of cocaine there.
Charleston police carried out a search warrant at 12C Smith St. about 4:25 p.m. Thursday, according to an incident report. Nobody was home at the time, and police used a key to get in.
Police said they found a large Food Saver bag containing nine one-ounce bags of cocaine (totaling 261.8 grams), a digital scale, a marijuana grinder and paperwork belonging to Timothy Montez Wright, 28, of Fort Johnson Road.
Charleston County sheriff's deputies arrested Wright at his house on Fort Johnson Road. He was carrying a key to 12C Smith St., a digital drug scale and $1,175 in cash, according to the incident report.
Wright was charged with trafficking cocaine and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute near a school (Memminger Elementary is near the Smith Street apartment).
On Monday, police arrested Latia Anna Murray, 30, of Grimball Road, on the same charges, as well as neglect of a child, according to jail records.
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