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Trio charged after police find drugs, cash in downtown home

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198 Spring Street (Source: Google) 198 Spring Street (Source: Google)
McKenzie, Cornett, and Schatten.  (Source: CCDC) McKenzie, Cornett, and Schatten. (Source: CCDC)

Three people were arrested last week after police found cocaine, marijuana, and over $3,000 in cash inside their downtown Charleston home.

Charleston police spokesman Charles Francis said officers executed a search warrant at 198 Spring Street on Dec. 12 and found 2 grams of cocaine, 61 grams of marijuana, and more than $3,600 cash.

Police arrested 21-year-old Daniel John McKenzie, 21-year-old John Gale Cornett III, and 23-year-old Alexandra Elaine Schatten.

McKenzie and Cornett were already on probation for a drug charge, Francis said.

All three suspects are charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. McKenzie is also charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.

Police say a tip from concerned citizens led them to the bust. Francis said the investigation is ongoing and additional charges are expected.

A judge set McKenzie's bond at $100,000 while Cornett and Schatten were granted $50,000 bonds.

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