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August 19, 2014

Police nab six on gun, drug charges in raid on Oak Lane home

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Police have arrested six men on gun, drug and other charges following a search of a home at 928 Oak Lane early this morning. They recovered three stolen handguns and and two digital scales.

According to reports, five men were inside the home and a sixth was driving in the neighborhood and attempted to flee from police. Police recovered the car and the suspect at Oak lane and Lucas Lane. The driver of the vehicle was Tariq Saafir, 19, of 959 Richardson Street. Saafir had no driver’s license. Hew now faces charges of theft of property, unlawful drug paraphernalia, evading arrest, giving a false report, operating without a license and being a fugitive from another state. He is wanted as a material witness in Oklahoma. His bond was set at $280,000 but he signed a waiver that will allow him to be extradited to Oklahoma.

Police arrested five men inside the home and charged all of them with theft of property in connection with the handguns and unlawful drug paraphernalia in connection with the scales.

Marques Kelly, 20, of 16 E Summit Heights, was also charged with being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and now has a bond of $175,000.

Steven Bell, 22, of 819 Richardson St., is being held on $100,000 bond for the theft and paraphernalia charge.

Bobby Witchet, 18, of 1322 Cedar St., was also charged with simple drug possession and unlawful carrying of a weapon in addition to theft and drug paraphernalia charges. He is being held on a $104,000 bond.

Cedrick Stacker, 19, 37 A Summit Heights, was also charged with unlawful possession of a weapon because he had been convicted of felony drug charges and is being held on $175,000 bond.

Eric Smith, 22, 1234 Commerce St., was also charged with probation of violation, simple drug possession, domestic assault and convicted felon going armed. H is being held on a $195,500 bond.

All six of the men men were face charges of theft of property because, according to warrants, they were in the residence and in “constructive possession” of the contraband.That means they were near enough to have easy access to the guns and scales.

Police recovered two loaded, stolen .45-caliber handguns and a loaded, stolen .38-caliber handgun.

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