The Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team shut down a drug and prostitution house on Friday, May 6th, following a search warrant at the residence at 2008 East 42nd Street in Savannah.
CNT, with the support from the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit and Savannah-Chatham Metro Police SWAT team, executed the search warrant just after 1 p.m. on Friday.
Authorities discovered crack cocaine, marijuana, more than 800 Xanax pills, five firearms and approximately $1,500. According to CNT, the seized drugs have a street value of more than $5,000.
Thirteen people were found in the home. One person was transported to the hospital after being cut by jumping out of a window.
CNT arrested the homeowner, 58-year-old Lenwood “Red” Gasper, 23-year-old Michael Floyd Jr., 22-year-old Aubrey Whiting, 49-year-old Valette Brady and 45-year-old Windie Smith, all of Savannah. With the exception of Smith, all were arrested on various felony drug charges.
Floyd and Whiting are also facing felony weapon charges.
CNT’s investigation into the house began in December 2015 following complaints of possible drug sales.
During the investigation, CNT arrested a number of people who were frequenting the house. The house was also determined to be a place where people could use the purchased drugs and where prostitution was occurring.
The investigation is ongoing and additional charges and arrests are expected.
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