Five people were arrested during two simultaneous searches Wednesday on Lady's Island, which yielded stolen weapons and illicit drugs, according to the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office.
Investigators coordinated the searches just after 5 p.m. at 9 Woodbine Lane and 12 Lemoyne Drive in connection with the investigation of a recent armed robbery at the House of Tang restaurant.
Malcolm Driessen, 17, was found with a cellphone stolen during the restaurant heist, according to a Sheriff's Office news release. He was arrested on one count of receiving stolen goods. Ronald Moore, 18, was arrested for trespassing after authorities learned he was at the Woodbine residence in violation of a trespass notice, the release said.
Meanwhile, at Lemoyne Drive, 21-year-old Malcolm Moore, 22-year-old Daniel Edwards and 18-year-old Kieon Marshall were being arrested after a search of the home turned up 10 firearms, two of which had been reported stolen in Beaufort County. Also seized was about 3 1/2 ounces of marijuana, according to the release. All three men were charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana. Malcolm Moore also was charged with two counts of possession of stolen firearms and possession of a Schedule V controlled substance.
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Other charges could follow, according to the release.
Anyone with information useful to these or other investigations is encouraged to contact either Investigator Staff Sgt. J. Fraser at 843-255-3416 or Crime Stoppers.