North Charleston police who broke up a card game Sunday made eight arrests and confiscated a loaded gun and a counterfeit $20 bill, according to an incident report.
The report said officers went to 2774 Ranger Drive at 6:10 p.m. in reference to a disturbance involving guns and narcotics. A man was seen by officers trying to leave, and holding something close to himself with both hands. The man knelt beside a vehicle and put the object underneath, the report said.
An officer detained the man, and the object was found to be a .45-caliber semiautomatic handgun with 11 bullets inside, the report said.
Tyrell Bess, 22, of Margaret Drive, Ladson, was charged with being a felon in possession of a pistol, the report said. Police said an inventory of his belongings at the Charleston County jail determined that a bill in his pocket was phony. Bess claimed he won it in the card game and didn't know it was fake, the report said.
The other men who police said were gambling illegally told officers they were "hanging out" with a woman who lived in a nearby home. The woman, who was in her home, told officers she didn't know the men and didn't want them on her property, according to the report.
Seven men were charged with disorderly conduct, the report said.