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NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

North Charleston police say they arrested three men after finding over 200 grams of cocaine and crack cocaine, a handgun, and marijuana at an apartment complex near the Ashley River.

According to North Charleston police spokesman Spencer Pryor, officers executed a search warrant at 3851 Ashley Shores Drive on Wednesday as part of an ongoing investigation into drug dealing.

Inside the home, police found 139 grams of cocaine, 71 grams of cocaine base, and a little over 3 grams of marijuana.  They also found a Phoenix Arms .25 caliber handgun.

Police arrested 24-year-old Ray Williams, 25-year-old Shawn Jenkins, and 29-year-old Carldell Brown.  All three suspects were charged with trafficking cocaine, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute within half a mile of school, trafficking cocaine base, possession of cocaine base with intent to distribute within half a mile of school, manufacturing cocaine base, manufacturing cocaine base within a half a mile of a school, and possession of a firearm.

Williams and Brown were granted $700,000 bonds.  Jenkins' bond information was not listed under Charleston County court records.

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