Narcotics activity, three pistols, and a large amount of money was discovered in a Charleston home on Monday.
According to a press release from the Charleston Police Department, officers were dispatched to a residence located at 1312 4th Street in Charleston for individuals that were reportedly shooting at each other. According to the release, eyewitnesses reported seeing individuals in a vehicle and one on foot shoot at each other before one individual fled into the residence.
After arriving on scene, officers confirmed their report with the witnesses and then conducted a “Contain and Call Out” of the residence. One by one, the residents were led out of the house and were detained. The Crisis Response Team served a search warrant and searched the residence. During the search, officers uncovered evidence of narcotics activity, three CO2 pistols, and around $12,000 in cash. At this time, no arrests have been made.
The Charleston Police Department was assisted by the Eastern Illinois University Police Department, the Coles County Sheriff’s Department, and the East Central Illinois Drug Task Force. The incident is still under investigation.