Report: Suspected drug dealer arrested after firing gun off in the woods

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The North Charleston Police Department has arrested two suspected drug dealers after officers responded to a call about shots fired in the woods.

Investigators charged 35-year-old Tyreesh White and 26-year-old Christopher Lamont Locke with simple possession of marijuana and trafficking cocaine base. Locke was also charged with discharge of a firearm in the city limits and possession of a firearm in the commission of a violent crime.

Officers responded to the intersection of Pomfret Street and Park Gate Drive early Saturday morning in reference to shots fired in the woods. A witness told police that she saw two men shooting a gun in the woods and saw them go into a home on Park Gate Drive.

Officers then went to the home and made contact with the two suspects.

Police asked the suspects if there were any guns at the home. Locke told the officers that he did have a gun in the home but did not fire any shots in the woods.

Locke then told officers that he would show the officers where he placed his gun. As officers were conducting a protective sweep of the home, police say an officer saw in plain view a white powdered substance in a bedroom closet and narcotics on the counter in a bathroom.

Officers say they also located shell casings in the pathway to the wooded area behind the home. A police report says Locke then admitted to shooting the gun.

Investigators say both suspects denied any knowledge of the drugs found in the home.

According to police, White was also found with two counterfeit $100 bills.

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