Illegal drugs recovered, 3 in custody

Illegal drugs recovered, 3 in custody

Three men are in police custody after a quantity of drugs were discovered by police in two separate incidents.

The first incident occurred shortly after 4:00 p.m. Saturday. Drug Enforcement officers conducted a search of a residence at Hawthorn Road, Oakes Field and recovered four plastic wraps with suspected marijuana.

The drugs weighed four pounds and have an estimated street value of $4,600.

In the second incident, shortly before 9:00 p.m., while on patrol on Cowpen Road, Drug Enforcement officers stopped and searched a white minivan with two male occupants, and recovered two packages with suspected marijuana.

The packages weighed 15 pounds and have a street value of $15,500.

The men were taken into custody and are expected to be arraigned before a Magistrate Court later this week.