Loaded AK-47 rifle found under toddler’s bed in Fayetteville drug bust, police say

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Alysha J. Smith and Sergio F. Weeks Mugshot

A Fayetteville pair were arrested on multiple charges after a drug bust at a home on Monday, where police say they found a loaded AK-47 rifle under the bed of a 2-year-old child.

The raid at a home in the 300 block of Suzanne Street came after a tip to the CrimeStoppers website, Fayetteville police said in a news release.

“During the investigation, officers were able to corroborate the anonymous information and subsequently obtained a search warrant for the residence,” the news release said.

During the bust, officers seized nearly a pound of marijuana, the rifle and “numerous” drug paraphernalia items, police said.

The couple was also charged with child abuse, according to police.

Sergio F. Weeks, 32, and Alysha J. Smith, 25, both of the 300 block of Suzanne Street, were each charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, felony maintaining a dwelling for narcotic use, possession of marijuana paraphernalia, and child abuse.

Weeks was also charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives assisted in the investigation.

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