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Michigan man faces gun, drug charges

Lexington SC - Lexington County deputies have arrested and charged a Detroit man they encountered while arresting another man this past Saturday.

Derek Deonta Brown, 35, Is charged with trafficking heroin, trafficking meth, and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, according to arrest warrants.

“Deputies were trying to find a man wanted on a bench warrant,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “They went to the man's house in the 100 block of Sandhurst Rd and he invited them inside.”

Deputies saw Brown sitting in the living room near a crystal substance and drug paraphernalia according to Koon.

“Investigators got a search warrant and later found a gun under the couch on which Brown was sitting,” Koon said. “They also recovered about 13 grams of heroin and about 14 grams of meth.”

Brown was arrested at the Sandhurst home. He has since been released from the Lexington County Detention Center after meeting the conditions of his bond.


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