Search warrant leads to drug arrest
August 6, 2017
MARATHON — Monroe County Sheriff’s Office detectives and federal narcotics agents raided a home early Thursday that netted cocaine, cash and a gun, reports say.
Davaus McCown, 33, of Marathon, was charged with possession of cocaine with intent to sell, possession of drug paraphernalia, two counts possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon and neglect of a child because there were two children in the apartment at the time the search warrant was served, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Detectives with the Sheriff’s Special Investigations Unit assisted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Homeland Security Investigations and Sheriff’s Office road patrol served the warrant just before 6 a.m. at 240 Sombrero Road, Apartment 11H, reports say.
When they entered the residence, they found a man holding a bedroom door closed, refusing to allow them to enter. They forced the door open, finding McCown behind the door, reports say.
He had something in his hand, which he dropped, before he was brought to the floor and detained. Detectives found a black Ruger .380 handgun underneath him and also located a holster and a loaded magazine for the weapon, reports say.
It appears he may have been attempting to place the magazine into the weapon just before he was detained, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Powdered and crack cocaine were both found in the residence along with drug paraphernalia and a significant amount of cash, reports say.
McCown was taken to Monroe County Detention Center in Marathon.
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