FORT PIERCE, FL — Sheriff’s investigators seized a loaded AK-47 assault rifle, a loaded revolver, crack cocaine rocks and marijuana and arrested six people after serving a search warrant Friday at 609 N. 19th Street, Fort Pierce, according to Sheriff Ken J. Mascara.
“When the detectives searched the perimeter near the home, they discovered several makeshift trip wires with empty cans attached at a vacant lot.” said Sheriff Mascara. “Under a pile of logs within 10 feet of the home the detectives found two loaded firearms: an AK-47 assault rifle and a Ruger 38 Special revolver.”
The revolver had five rounds, and the assault rifle contained a full magazine. Drug agents found a box of AK-47 rounds inside the home.
Also seized were 31 crack cocaine rocks and 68 grams of marijuana, said Sheriff Mascara.
John Reese, 25, of the 600 block of North 19th St., Fort Pierce, charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon and a warrant for violation of probation for possession of marijuana;
Kelvin Barnes, 25, of the 900 block of North 21st St., Fort Pierce, charged with possession of cocaine;
Olin Skinner, 45, of the 1600 block of North 17st St., Fort Pierce, charged with possession of cocaine;
James Williams, 18, of the 300 block of South 14th St., Fort Pierce,charged with possession of cocaine;
Two juveniles, one on a marijuana charge and the other on a charge of resisting arrest without violence. The juveniles were taken to the Department of Juvenile Justice’s St. Lucie Regional Juvenile Detention Center in Fort Pierce. Their ages were not available.
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