While following the trail of an assault rifle stolen in a recent burglary, Beaufort County Sheriff's Office investigators also found drugs at a Bluffton home, leading to a man's arrest.
Investigators learned that 19-year-old William Treyshawn Brown had an AR-15 rifle that was stolen during an April 4 burglary at Old South Apartments, according to a news release. When they met with him Wednesday at his home, Brown admitted that the stolen weapon and marijuana were inside, the release said.
Investigators got a search warrant and recovered the stolen rifle, a handgun, ammunition, 937 grams of marijuana, 17 Xanax pills, a digital scale and about $2,500 in cash.
Brown faces two charges of possession with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana and receiving stolen goods. He is being held for prosecution; his bond is set at $20,620, according to the Beaufort County Detention Center.
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According to the release, Brown bought the rifle from three people who have been charged in the Old South burglary. Sarah Elizabeth Pleites, 17; Anthony Eric McQuarters, 20; and a 14-year-old boy have been charged with first-degree burglary and grand larceny in that case.