Four men have been arrested after drugs, cash and ghost weapons were seized from a central Pennsylvania home, police said Friday, September 23.
The items were found when members of the York City Police Violence Response Unit, the City of York Special Operations Division, the York County Attorney’s Office and the group York County Drug Task Force were executing a search warrant for fugitive Matthew Hughes at a home at 1120 Stone. Gate Drive on Sept. 21, according to the release.
Officers seized the following items:
- About 21 grams of marijuana.
- About 62 grams of methamphetamine.
- About 22 grams of crack.
- About 37 grams of powdered cocaine.
- About 10 grams of fentanyl.
- A lot of money.
- Five firearms, including two loaded Ghost Pistols with extended magazines, two loaded 9mm Glock handguns, an extended magazine, and a loaded 7.62 Caliber Palmetto Assault Rifle Ghost Rifle with a magazine.
Two of the handguns were fitted with automatic triggers, which is a federal offense to possess, according to police.
Antonio Joseph Jones, 22, Furman Milton Dennis, 19, Rashad Malik Colon, 20, and Matthew Lynn Hughes, 24, all of York, have all been arrested and charged with felony firearms and trafficking in drugs, according to police and court records confirm this.
All four men had other active cases at the time of their arrest and had criminal records, according to court documents.
Hughes was held in York County Jail in lieu of $600,000 bond, along with Jones and Dennis, who both had bail set at $500,000, and all of their preliminary hearings scheduled before the Magistrate District Judge David C Eshbach on Oct. 4 at 10:00 a.m., according to their court records.
Colon was also held in York County Jail after being denied bail by Judge Eshbach who cited the constitution of the state article 1 section 14“All prisoners shall be liable for bail by sufficient sureties, except for capital crimes where the evidence is plain or the presumption great: and the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus shall not be suspended, unless in case of rebellion or invasion, public security cannot demand it.”
His preliminary hearing is also scheduled before Judge Eshbach but on October 7 at 9 a.m.
This search and seizure took place in the same block where Courtney Smith killed his wife Masha while their children were at homethis incident happened at 1125 Stone Gate Drive in 2019, according to multiple media.
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