Search nets cocaine, cash, guns and a bullet-proof vest

Darius Malloy (left) and Maurice Malloy

Cocaine, crack cocaine, two guns, a bullet-resistant vest and cash were found Wednesday when Charleston police searched a South Street home, police spokesman Charles Francis said.

Police arrested a resident of the home and are looking for his brother, Francis said.

He said the search at 36-B South St. is part of an ongoing investigation that resulted from information passed to police by citizens concerned about narcotic activity. The Special Investigations Unit executed the search warrant, he said.

Confiscated were about 55 grams of cocaine, about 34 grams of crack, $400 cash, a bullet-resistant vest and two handguns. One of the guns was reported stolen in Mount Pleasant, Francis said.

Maurice Malloy, 24, of South Street, is charged with trafficking cocaine base, possession of a stolen firearm, possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime, and possession of a firearm by a person convicted of a violent felony. Malloy, who was out on bond on charges of possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute and assault on police while resisting arrest, is being held in the Cannon Detention Center, Francis said.

He said police have issued arrest warrants for Darius Malloy, 21, also South Street, the brother of Maurice Malloy. The warrants charge Darius Malloy with trafficking cocaine and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.

Anyone with information about the case or Darius Malloy should call Charleston Police at 577-7434 or Crime Stoppers at 54-1111.