Search at W. Ashley apartment leads to arrest of suspected drug dealer

James Mercado Enriquez (Source: CCDC)
James Mercado Enriquez (Source: CCDC)

WEST ASHLEY, SC (WCSC) - Investigators arrested a 40-year-old man after officers found marijuana, hashish and other drugs in a West Ashley apartment.

The Charleston Police Department charged James Mercado Enriquez with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and drug dealing charges.

On Saturday, authorities executed a search warrant at an apartment on Ashley Crossing Drive.

A police report states that officers confiscated 5.2 pounds of marijuana, 13.5 grams of hashish, 20 adderal pills, 75 alprazolam pills, a handgun and $1,500 in cash.

Police say the investigation was a result of information provided by concerned citizens.

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