Drugs, guns seized from Bonner Street home

Published 8:12 pm Thursday, April 12, 2007

By Staff
Three men charged with selling marijuana, cocaine
Staff Writer
A Bonner Street man was arrested Monday along with two other men, after Beaufort County law-enforcement officers found cocaine, marijuana, digital scales, packaging material, two handguns and a sawed-off shotgun inside his home.
Darryl Handberry, 23, of 1124 Bonner St., Washington, Randall Dentley, 29, of 587 Cherry Run Road, Washington and David Pierre, 28, of New York, were charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine within 300 feet of a child-care center, possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana within 300 feet of a child-care center and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office.
Lt. Russell Davenport said the charges carry a “stiffer penalty” because the house is within 300 feet of a child-care center.
The Little Life Childcare center is at 1108 North Bonner St. in Washington.
Investigators received complaints from community residents that drugs were being sold from a house on Bonner Street in Washington. Davenport said the complaints came through Beaufort County Crime Stoppers line two weeks ago.
The sheriff’s office’s narcotics unit established surveillance at the house to confirm the complaints.
Pierre was wanted in New York on a parole violation, Davenport said.
After purchasing 14 grams of cocaine from Pierre, investigators entered the home Monday around 4 p.m., where they found Handberry and Dentley.
The Washington Police Department assisted the sheriff’s office during the search and arrest, said Detective Jonathan Kuhn.
Pierre is being held at the Beaufort County Detention Center without bond for pending charges in New York. He received a $100,000 bond for the latest charges. Dentley and Handberry were detained at the Beaufort County Detention Center, each under a $50,000 bond.