Gun and drugs seized on Rivers Ave

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – On December 4th, members of the Special Assignment Team were following up on recent tips concerning narcotics activity in the 4000 block of Rivers Ave.

Upon pulling into the parking lot of a business, Officers viewed a male subject in front of a business. Upon viewing officers exiting their vehicles, the male quickly entered the store.

Due to his overt actions, Officers entered the store in an attempt to see where the subject was going.  As officers entered the store the male subject ran into the back stock room.

He was quickly detained by officers. Upon checking the immediate area of where the subject was standing, officers located a Hi Point 9mm firearm sitting on top of a cardboard box. Officers also found 11 individually wrapped baggies of marijuana on the male subject.

Wilson Leroy Swinton, of North Rhett Ave, was charged with Unlawful Carry of a Firearm, Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number and PWID Marijuana.

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