Police: Man arrested on drug charges after N. Charleston home invasion

Police: Man arrested on drug charges after N. Charleston home invasion

NORTH CHARLESTON (WCSC) - North Charleston Police say one of the shooting victims in a Friday morning home invasion is now facing drug charges.

During the execution of a search warrant at a home in the 1900-block of Iris Street, police say they found 92 grams of cocaine, 23.3 grams of marijuana. They also found an undisclosed amount of cash and numerous rounds of ammunition and paraphernalia associated with manufacturing and trafficking drugs inside a vehicle at the residence, according to police spokesman Spencer Pryor.

Charles Taylor, Jr., 38, is charged with trafficking cocaine and trafficking within a half-mile proximity of a school, Pryor said.

The location of the search was the scene of a home invasion in which two men, including Taylor, were shot on Friday morning, Pryor said. Police responded to the home at around 11:30 a.m. on Friday and found Taylor slumped inside the door of the home with a gunshot wound to the leg, the report states. 

Police say a second shooting victim was in the bedroom with a gunshot wound to the face.

Both victims were transported to MUSC for treatment and one of them was listed in serious condition, the report states. Police say they found multiple gun casings in the home. 

Witnesses told police two suspects wearing ski masks and armed with guns entered the home and shot two people inside. A woman and toddler were also home at the time of the shooting, the report states.

Taylor was being held on a $125,000 bond at the Al Cannon Detention Center, court records state.

Police say they do not have a motive for the shooting, and no shooting suspects have been identified.

The investigation is ongoing, Pryor says.

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