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Duo busted for drug lab in North Charleston

Duan Anthony Fordham and Mariah Elizabeth Faverio Duan Anthony Fordham and Mariah Elizabeth Faverio

Police arrested two people after investigators say they found a drug lab at a home in North Charleston Wednesday morning.

The North Charleston Police Department charged 34-year-old Mariah Elizabeth Faverio and 31-year-old Duan Anthony Fordham with trafficking cocaine and cocaine base, manufacturing cocaine base and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.

On Wednesday morning, officers responded to a home on North Arco Lane in response to someone removing property. Officers say they met with Faverio and immediately detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from a room in the home.

Authorities then entered the home after Faverio gave the officers permission to enter the home. According to investigators, officers saw a white rock substance on the table in plain view that field tested positive for cocaine.

Faverio and Fordham, who was located on a bed at the home, were arrested.

Investigators say they also found more drugs in the home including 81.2 grams of a green plant like material in a gallon sized zip lock bag, clear plastic bags containing a white power substance weighing a total of 56.4 grams. According to police, officers also found a .40 caliber handgun with live ammunition in the magazine and more than $4000 worth of cash.

A police report states that cocaine residue was found on a microwave glass plate, wire whisks and a measuring cup.

Both suspects were also charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

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