Cops arrest 4 on drug charges at home of endangered child

Williams, Johnson, Kinne, Tabor, and Stafford. (Source: CCDC)
Williams, Johnson, Kinne, Tabor, and Stafford. (Source: CCDC)

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Charleston police say they have arrested four suspects at a Cross Street home on drug charges after receiving earlier complaints that the living conditions at the home were endangering the life of a child.

John Edward Tabor III, 32, Kirstyn Brook Johnson, 22, Fallon Danielle Stafford, 28, and Donald Nelson Kinne, 29, were all arrested Thursday and charged with possession of cocaine and possession of heroin. Tabor was also charged with possession of marijuana.

According to an incident report, investigators arrived at a home on 337 Cross Street on Thursday around 5:15 p.m. in reference to narcotics activity.

Police say the door of the home opened when it was knocked on, at which point Johnson could be seen running to the back of the house.

Johnson and Tabor were both found in the kitchen and arrested. Tabor had a hypodermic needle in his pocket at the time of the arrest.

The report states Kinne and Stafford share one bedroom in the house, while Tabor and Johnson share another.

A search of the home uncovered .2 grams of cocaine on a spoon in the bathroom, several small baggies of heroin and a gram of marijuana in the kitchen, a small baggie of heroin in one bedroom, and one and half baggies of a white powder substance in the other bedroom.

A digital scale was also found in the kitchen.

Charleston Police Department Code Enforcement was also called to the home due to the condition of the home.

Police were originally called out to the home on Wednesday around 7 p.m. after neighbors complained about the safety of a child who was living at the home.

Inside the home, officers say they found items that could be associated with drug use, along with dead and alive insects, a feces- filled liter box, and a room that was collapsing.

An incident report states 23-year-old Elizabeth Williams was arrested for leaving her kid at the home two months earlier. The child was taken into protective custody by DSS.