MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - Three Charleston, Missouri residents are facing felony charges following a narcotics investigation by the Mississippi County Sheriff's Department.
Demarcus Phillip Turner, 23, and Nataka LaShane McCain, 30, both of Charleston, Mo., are charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, unlawful possession of a firearm and receiving stolen property in excess of $500.
Damyon Mortez Caldwell, 25, of Charleston, Mo., was arrested on an active warrant for charges of first degree assault resulting in serious physical injury and armed criminal action.
Bond of Turner was set at $150,000 cash only. Damyon Caldwell's bond was set at $10,000 cash only and Nataka McCain is being held on $75,000 cash only bond.
According to Mississippi County Sheriff Keith Moore, the investigation began after it was discovered during another investigation that guns and drugs were allegedly being stored at a Charleston home where McCain, Caldwell and Turner lived.
On Tuesday, Oct. 13, Sheriff Moore told a deputy to apply for a search warrant for the home. On Tuesday afternoon, the search warrant was served.
During the search, Sheriff Moore said deputies found nearly 2 pounds of marijuana, a large sum of money, and Egyptian AK-47 assault rifle with a loaded 50 round drum-style magazine, two pistols and a large quantity of ammunition.
According to Sheriff Moore, deputies arrested Turner, McCain and Caldwell prior to the search on warrants from unrelated criminal charges.
The three were taken to the Mississippi County Detention Center where they were interviewed.
According to Sheriff Moore, the weapon charge for McCain is because he allegedly had guns despite being a fugitive.
Moore said court records indicate all three had outstanding felony warrants prior to Tuesday's arrest.
In addition to being a fugitive, Sheriff Moore said Turner is prohibited from have guns due to multiple prior felony convictions.
Sheriff Moore said this is an ongoing investigation and more charges are expected.