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Illegal Firearm, Drugs Found on St. Thomas

Officers patrolling St. Thomas on Saturday confiscated an illegal firearm and arrested its owner following a chase to apprehend him. Officers also confiscated large amounts of drugs in two other locations, according to a press release from the Police Department.

Timythie Q. Charles, 24, was arrested after police allegedly saw him and several others loitering around 11:30 p.m. in the Tutu Highrise housing community. Two men attempted to flee the area and police gave chase. During the chase, officers observed one man throw an object under a parked vehicle. After an extensive chase, police captured Charles, allegedly confiscating a fully loaded .45-caliber magazine from Charles’ pants pocket.

The object allegedly thrown under the car was retrieved and identified as a fully loaded .40-caliber Glock handgun with an obliterated serial number. A small plastic bag filled with a leafy substance that later field tested positive as marijuana was also allegedly confiscated from Charles.

Charles was placed on a $25,000 bail. He was remanded to the custody of the Bureau of Corrections pending further court action.

Officers patrolling in Contant at about 11 p.m. stopped to talk to a group of males, making an inspection after they allegedly smelled a strong odor of marijuana. Police located approximately 95.8 grams of what was later field tested to be marijuana that was packaged for sale. Additionally, police also located a silver weighing scale and tobacco leaves.

At about 11:30 p.m. officers patrolling in the Tutu Highrise apartments made inspections of several areas. Officers confiscated 73 small plastic bags of what was later field tested to be marijuana. The items were discovered near the stairs of one of the apartment buildings.

All confiscated items were logged, processed and turned over to Property and Evidence. Investigation into these cases is continuing.

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