New Castle raids turn up drugs, 11 guns, $12K cash
Law enforcement raids on two New Castle homes turned up drugs, 11 guns, and mounds of cash.
On Friday, detectives from the Lawrence County District Attorney's High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Group carried out coordinated searches with the help of the Lawrence County Critical Incident Response Team.
According to the D.A., the first search at 317 East Wallace Avenue uncovered 8.1 grams of suspected heroin/fentanyl, 3.6 grams of suspected cocaine, 6.9 grams of suspected crack cocaine, three handguns, suspected drug paraphernalia and $12,547.00 in U.S. currency.
The second search, described by the District Attorney as a suspected “stash house” at 621 South Ray Street resulted in the seizure of 114.4 grams of suspected cocaine, 86.8 grams of suspected crystal methamphetamine, 550.4 grams of suspected heroin/fentanyl, 14 Suboxone strips, 8 handguns, a pill press, suspected drug contraband and $300 in U.S. currency.
Courtney Johnson and Kelsey Parks have been charged with multiple counts of possession with intent to deliver, gun violations and other drug paraphernalia charges.