Guns and drugs seized (Courtesy: North Charleston Police Department)
Members from the Special Assignment Team with the North Charleston Police Department were following up on recent tips concerning narcotics activity in the 4000 block of Rivers Avenue.
Police pulled into the parking lot of a store on Monday, December 4 where they saw a man quickly enter the store as soon as officers exited their vehicles.
Officers entered the store due to the man’s overt actions. Police say the man then ran into the back stock room when they entered the store.
The man was quickly detained.
In the area of the arrest officers found a Hi Point 9mm firearm sitting on top of a cardboard box.
Additionally, officers found 11 individually wrapped baggies of marijuana on the man.
Wilson Leroy Swinton, of North Rhett Ave, was charged with unlawful carry of a firearm, possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number and possession with intent