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Father and two sons arrested on drug, firearm charges

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Ernest Moore, Kiwani Patterson, Terell Patterson (Source: Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team) Ernest Moore, Kiwani Patterson, Terell Patterson (Source: Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team)
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

A father and his two sons have been arrested following an operation conducted by the Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team.

Earlier in February, CNT and Federal Probation began investigating Ernest Moore, 46, of Savannah, after they received information that he was engaging in the distribution of controlled substances. CNT partnered with Federal Probation after it was discovered that Moore is on Federal Release following a conviction of drug related charges.

On Tuesday morning, CNT agents and Federal Probation officers conducted a search of Moore's residence at Archer Way Townhomes on Abercorn Street. The search resulted in the seizure of a large amount of marijuana, other items commonly used in the distribution of controlled substances, and two firearms. Authorities also seized more than $3,900 from the residence.

Moore and his two sons, Kiwani Patterson, 22, and Terell Patterson, 27, who were both present at the residence, are convicted felons and cannot legally be in possession of a firearm.

Moore and Kiwani Patterson have been charged with numerous felony charges including possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. At the time of his arrest, Kiwani Patterson was also on parole for a drug conviction. Terell Patterson has been charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

All three men are being held at the Chatham County Detention Center and are expected to be arraigned on Wednesday.

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