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Crime & Courts

DeKalb cops seize guns, drugs in series of raids

DeKALB – Police seized three stolen guns, marijuana, ecstasy, psychedelic mushrooms and other drugs and arrested seven people Wednesday while serving four search warrants on local homes, according to a news release.

The raids were conducted by the DeKalb Police Department’s Targeted Response Unit, which has been pursuing several drug investigation in the city, Cmdr. Bob Redel said. Investigators in the special enforcement unit obtained warrants that they executed Feb. 22, Feb. 24, March 2 and Friday.

“The four search warrants conducted were independent of each other, and apart from those in individual cases, there are no connections to any suspects,” Redel said.

Redel said four weapons were also seized in the investigations, two .50-caliber weapons, a .40-caliber weapon and a 20-gauge shotgun. Three of those were stolen, according to a police news release.

On Feb. 22, police searched a home in the 100 block of Pooler Avenue and found marijuana and psilocybin mushrooms, also known as psychedelic mushrooms, according to a news release.

Lee Ann Kennedy, 47, and Domanic Kennedy, 18, were charged with unlawful possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, police said. Lee Ann Kennedy also was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance. The possible sentence for these charges vary depending on the quantity of marijuana involved.

On Feb. 24, DeKalb police and the DeKalb County Special Operations Team worked together to search a home in the 800 block of North Annie Glidden Road, where they found ecstasy pills and marijuana. A secondary search of the suspect’s vehicle turned up a loaded handgun, according to a news release.

Shantrice Lewis, 25, was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana with intent to deliver in connection with that search, police said. Christopher Spencer-McClaren, 32, was charged with being an armed habitual criminal, unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon and other weapons offenses, unlawful possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of cannabis with the intent to deliver.

Lewis’ charge will vary depending on the amount of marijuana seized.

Spencer-McClaren is being held in the DeKalb County Jail on $25,000 bond. He would have to post $2,500 to be released. If convicted of being an armed habitual criminal, he could face six to 30 years in prison.

The third search warrant, served March 2 at a home in the 800 block of Grove Street, led police to marijuana and two stolen guns. A third gun, also stolen, was eventually recovered at another DeKalb address related to the investigation.

“We found the owner of the guns, who didn’t know they had been stolen,” Redel said. “So they weren’t officially reported stolen until then.”

Andrew Weems, 19, was charged with unlawful possession of stolen firearms, which could carry a three- to seven-year sentence in prison, police said. Christian Corson, 18, was charged with felony theft, unlawful possession of a stolen firearm and unlawful possession of a firearm without a firearm owner’s identification card.

On Wednesday evening, Corson was scheduled to be released on his own recognizance, jail officials said.

The last search warrant was served Friday in the 700 block of South Third Street, where police seized marijuana, marijuana edibles and oil, and prescription drugs Xanax and Adderall.

Francisco Fisher, 31, was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance, which could carry a one- to three-year sentence in prison, and unlawful possession of cannabis with the intent to deliver.

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