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Suspect sought after raid produces drugs, weapons

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Randal Lane Caruthers II is being sought by the SCMPD on drug and weapons charges (Source: SCMPD) Randal Lane Caruthers II is being sought by the SCMPD on drug and weapons charges (Source: SCMPD)
Santanya Heather Emerick was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of marijuana. (Source: SCMPD) Santanya Heather Emerick was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of marijuana. (Source: SCMPD)
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police is searching for aSavannah man involved in a fatal traffic crash on March 5.

Randal Lane Caruthers II, 39 has been charged withpossession with intent to distribute marijuana, 13 counts of possession of afirearm in the commission of a felony and possession of tools for thecommission of a crime.

Islands PrecinctTactical Investigations Unit officers investigated Caruthers after his 2002Chevrolet Tahoe crossed the center line on Islands Expressway and collided witha car, killing the driver.

Caruthers and Kenneth R. Rosen, 23, another occupant in theTahoe, each told the police the other man was driving the Tahoe.

Three other vehicles were involved in the crash, resultingin one other minor injury. MAIT continues to investigate the accident.

Islands Precinct Tactical Investigations Unit detectivesbegan a focused investigation into Caruthers and previously reported drugaccusations. He was stopped on March 5 and was charged with driving without a license.He was released on bond.

During the traffic stop, a Metro canine officer alertedofficers and they found a large sum of cash in the vehicle. Police thenexecuted a search warrant at his residence and discovered more cash, 14firearms and marijuana.

Police are now searching for Caruthers, who is described asa white male standing 6' and weighing 215 pounds, with blond hair and hazeleyes. He also usually wears a beard.

Santanya Heather Emerick, 35, was arrested at Caruthersresidence and was charged with possession of marijuana with intent todistribute and possession of marijuana.

Anyone with information on either the case or Carutherslocation is asked to call Crimestoppers at 912.234.2020 or text CRIMES (274637)using keyword CSTOP2020. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cashreward.

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