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CNT: Drugs, guns seized at 38th Street home

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Five were arrested after a search of a 38th Street home. (Source: CNT) Five were arrested after a search of a 38th Street home. (Source: CNT)
Caitlin Pool (Source: Chatham Co. Detention Center) Caitlin Pool (Source: Chatham Co. Detention Center)
Travis Roberson (Source: Chatham Co. Detention Center) Travis Roberson (Source: Chatham Co. Detention Center)
Cornelius Morgan (Source: Chatham Co. Detention Center) Cornelius Morgan (Source: Chatham Co. Detention Center)
Richard Isiah Wright (Source: Chatham Co. Detention Center) Richard Isiah Wright (Source: Chatham Co. Detention Center)
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Five people were arrested in connection with a bust Wednesday by the Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team.

The CNT received an anonymous tip about drug activity by Travis Anton Roberson, 20, who was selling drugs from a west side home and was in possession of an assault-style rifle, according to a CNT news release.

Roberson was also sought by Savannah-Chatham Metro Police on a traffic violation, which included reckless driving and fleeing to elude a police officer.  

Agents set up surveillance near the home in the 1000 block of West 38th Street.

Roberson was seen going up to the house in the late afternoon hours on Wednesday. With the help of SCMPD officers, agents made contact with Caitlin Arlene Pool, 20, at the home. She denied that Roberson was there and refused to allow agents to enter to search for him even after she was told he was seen coming in, according to the CNT.

Agents went inside the home. They saw bags of marijuana, drug weighing scales and a handgun at the house, according to the CNT. Roberson got out from one of the back bedrooms and was then taken into custody without incident. 

A search warrant was obtained for the home. While waiting for the search warrant, Cornelius Morgan, 22, and Richard Isiah Wright, 19, were seen going up to the home.  When they saw officials, Wright ran and was taken into custody. He also dropped a large trash bag filled with 2 lbs. of marijuana when he was running, which may have been delivered to the home to be sold, according to the CNT.

Morgan stayed at the house and had a handgun on him.

A search of the home turned up 8.4 ounces of marijuana, 22 grams of Methylone, commonly referred to as bath salts, four handguns, and two assault style weapons identified as an SKS Type Cal 7.62 MM, and possibly a Heckler & Koch G3 Cal 7.62, but the exterior markings were obscured, according to the CNT.

Cassidy Jane Kinsey, 20, had come to the front door before agents left. An agent posing as one of the home's occupants answered the door and asked what she wanted. She was taken into custody after telling an agent she wanted to buy marijuana.

Roberson and Pool, who lived at the home, were arrested on charges of possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, possession of a controlled substance (Methylone) with intent to distribute, possession of an article with an altered ID and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. 

Morgan was charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. Wright was also charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute along with one count of obstruction by fleeing. Kinsey was charged with attempt/conspiracy to violate the Georgia Controlled Substance Act.

They were taken to the Chatham County Detention Center. Morgan and Kinsey were released on bail. Roberson, Pool, and Wright were all denied bond at their arraignments and remain at the jail.

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