Harrison County deputies arrested two men after answering a call attempting to set up a drug buy.
On January 8, deputies were executing a search warrant on a vehicle that had been used in a robbery the night before, according to a criminal complaint. During the search, a cell phone started ringing, and deputies answered. The caller stated, “I have a key of ice. Do you want it?” according to deputies.
Deputies said they spoke with the man and arranged a meeting at Family Dollar in Nutter Fort. A short time later, a vehicle pulled into the parking lot with three males inside, including one juvenile, according to a criminal complaint. The driver parked the vehicle, and all three occupants stayed inside it. Several law enforcement units then approached the vehicle and spoke with the occupants, according to the sheriff’s department.
During this time, deputies said they detected a strong odor of burnt marijuana. A K-9 officer then gave a positive response to a controlled substance being present, and law enforcement removed the three occupants, according to a criminal complaint.
Deputies said the driver, Shaliek Reaves, 19, of Charleston, had approximately 40 grams of methamphetamine in separate bags in his pocket, $548 and a Glock .380 pistol. The gun was reported stolen from Charleston, according to a criminal complaint.
One passenger, Maleek Young, 21, of Dunbar, had a bag containing approximately 2.8 grams of heroin, according to the sheriff’s department.
A second passenger, a 17-year-old boy, had methamphetamine on his person, according to a criminal complaint.
Deputies arrested all three occupants. Reaves is charged with possession with intent to deliver. Young is charged with possession of a controlled substance.