Friday, January 16, 2015

20-year-old charged in drugs, guns bust on 36th Street

Posted By on Fri, Jan 16, 2015 at 6:46 PM

click to enlarge Marques Deshaun Johnson
  • Marques Deshaun Johnson
One person is in custody "following the recovery of drugs, weapons and various items linked to multiple property crimes," police say.

Early Friday morning, members of the Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team (CNT), Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department (SCMPD), State of Georgia Probation, Chatham County Sheriff’s Office, United States Marshals and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) conducted a search of a residence  in the 1100 Block of East 36th Street in Savannah.

"Law enforcement found marijuana, marijuana plants, items commonly used to manufacture and distribute marijuana and four firearms," a CNT spokesman says. "Some of the firearms were found with altered serial numbers. Also recovered were items connected to various burglaries and entering autos reported within SCMPD’s Central, Southside and Islands Precincts."

CNT arrested 20-year-old Marques Deshaun Johnson. Johnson was charged with multiple felonies including Manufacturing Marijuana, Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute, four counts of Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony and Possession of a Firearm with an Altered Serial Number. Additional charges and arrests are expected.

SCMPD detectives are conducting  investigations into the stolen items recovered.              
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