Downtown Charleston man charged in 261-gram cocaine bust

Published: Jan. 3, 2014 at 9:07 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 3, 2014 at 9:09 PM EST
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Timothy Wright. (Source: CCDC)
Timothy Wright. (Source: CCDC)

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A 28-year-old man is behind bars after a search warrant uncovered over 260 grams of cocaine inside his downtown Charleston home, according to an incident report.

Timothy Montez Wright was arrested Thursday and charged with trafficking cocaine and possession with intent to distribute cocaine in close proximity to a school.

The Charleston Police Department Special Investigations Unit executed a search warrant at Wright's home located at 12-C Smith Street on Thursday around 4:25 p.m., an incident report states.

Police say Wright was not home at the time of the search.

While searching the home, officers say they found one large Food Saver bag containing nine individually wrapped bags. The bags contained a combined total of 261.8 grams of cocaine.

Police say they also found a marijuana grinder and a digital scale.

The report states investigators were later able to located Wright at a home in the 1200 block of Fort Johnson Road.

Officers say Wright was carrying $1,175 in cash, three cell phones and a digital drug scale.

Wright's bond has been set at $100,000.

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