Two Washington residents are behind bars Thursday night after police found around nine pounds of marijuana and multiple stolen firearms at two different homes in the City.
The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office arrested 35-year-old Kendall Warren, and 26-year-old Naikira Speller, both with an address on Springs Road in Washington.
Their arrests stemmed from investigators making purchases of marijuana from Warren after receiving complaints. Those complaints came from concerned parents and citizens about the sales of marijuana to teenagers in Beaufort County.
During the purchases of marijuana, investigators learned that Warren was using his brother’s residence, located on Steeplechase Road, in Washington, as a stash house to hide marijuana.
Investigators executed search warrants at the addresses on Springs Road and on Steeplechase Road, in Washington. They found approximately one pound of marijuana, digital scales, packaging material and a pistol located at the Springs Road home, and approximately eight pounds of marijuana, digital scales, packaging material, an AK47 Rifle, three Shotguns, a 22 Caliber Rifle and four pistols at 102 Steeplechase Road.
Two of the shotguns were reported to be stolen from Greenville, while one of the pistols was also reported stolen from Washington.
The total amount of marijuana seized is approximately nine pounds with the estimated value of approximately $36,000.
Warren is charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, maintaining a dwelling to store and sell a controlled substance, possession of a firearm by Felon and possession of drug paraphernalia, and was sent to the Beaufort County Detention Center under a $50,000 secured bond.
Speller is charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, and was sent to the Beaufort County Detention Center under a $8,000 secured bond.
Warren is also currently on probation for felony possession of marijuana.