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Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office seizes 17 guns at backyard crack shed in Shallotte

A Brunswick County Sheriff's Office investigation culminated in the arrest of two men who allegedly were operating a crack cocaine and marijuana business out of a backyard shed in Shallotte.

Antwan King (left) and Christopher Bryant have been arrested after a months-long investigation for selling crack cocaine and marijuana out of a shed in Shallotte. (Port City Daily photo/Courtesy Brunswick County Sheriff's Office)
Antwan King (left) and Christopher Bryant have been arrested after a months-long investigation for selling crack cocaine and marijuana out of a shed in Shallotte. (Port City Daily photo/Courtesy Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office)

BRUNSWICK COUNTY — Two men were arrested Friday after a months-long investigation by the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office.

Antwan King, 39, and Christopher Bryant, 42, were selling crack cocaine and marijuana out of a shed in the backyard of a Shallotte property.

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Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies seized 17 guns during their search of the shed, located at 4725 Tolson Circle in Shallotte. King, a convicted felon, was charged with possessing a semi-automatic handgun.

He was also charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver cocaine.

Both men were charged with maintaining a dwelling for keeping and selling a controlled substance and possessing drug paraphernalia, with Bryant picking up individual charges for possessing cocaine and marijuana.

During the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office’s search, 6.3 grams of crack cocaine and nearly one-half ounce of marijuana was uncovered. Officers also seized $437 in cash during the search.

King is being held under a $20,000 bond and Bryant is being held under a $10,000 bond.

These arrests cap off an eventful month for the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office; since Nov. 1, deputies have arrested and charged a total of 18 people for drug-related crimes.

That included Rodney Kevin Thomasson, of Calabash, who was arrested at the beginning of the month. Thomasson allegedly drove his vehicle into a Sheriff’s deputy’s cruiser and was charged with assault, possession, and obstructing an officer — because he ate the cocaine in his possession while a deputy was attempting to arrest him.


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