SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - A felon has been taken off the streets following the discovery of various drugs and a firearm in his possession.
The Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team and Savannah Police were in the Augusta Avenue corridor conducting undercover operations shortly after midnight on Feb. 10. when they saw a Nissan Altima driving around suspiciously. Officials say the vehicle made multiple stops along the roadway and was driving at high rates of speed. Agents made contact with the car shortly after it parked.
A search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of various forms of controlled substances including a trafficking amount of MDMA, heroin, cocaine, marijuana, various prescription medications, and items consistent with the distribution of controlled substances. A fully loaded semi-automatic pistol and counterfeit U.S. currency were also seized.
CNT arrested the driver, 35-year-old Rashawn Cornell Ferebee of Savannah. He is charged with multiple felony drug charges including trafficking MDMA, possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He is also charged with escape after he unsuccessfully tried to get away from officers after being placed under arrest.
Ferebee has a long criminal history. Officials say he recently completed a federal sentence for firearm and drug convictions. He is being held at the Chatham County Detention Center.