Man arrested after cocaine, handgun found at downtown home

Police arrested a 28-year-old man last week after finding cocaine and a handgun in his Hanover Street home, authorities say.

Charleston Police Department spokesman Charles Francis says Ashley Karon Manigault, of 431 Hanover Street, is charged with possession of cocaine base with intent to distribute and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.

Police said they confiscated 2 grams of cocaine, 9.2 grams of cocaine base, and a handgun last Friday during their search.

He is being held in the Charleston County Detention Center.

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