Three Smithfield men arrested recently by police had a large assortment of illegal drugs, firearms and cash, according to a report.
In a raid at 106 Boyette Circle, the Smithfield Police Department seized 10.5 ounces of methamphetamine, 4.5 ounces of heroin and 2.5 grams of marijuana, along with three handguns and a “substantial amount” of cash. Police arrested Franky Louis Hoston Jr., 25, of 106 Boyette Circle; Terrell Ricky Settles, 22, of 412 Laurel Drive; and Malcolm Jamal Bryant, 19, of 604 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.
That was a lot of drugs and an exceptional amount of methamphetamine, said Smithfield Police Capt. R.K. Powell. “That’s about the most I’ve seen in one location in a right good while,” he said. “I don’t ever remember seeing that much meth in one place.”
Police executed a search warrant July 17 after a 45-day narcotics investigation, Powell said. The department did not make an announcement until last week, he said, because officers fell behind on paperwork.
Police searched the West Smithfield house at 7:30 a.m., Powell said, and the operation went smoothly. “No injuries; no one was hurt; nothing like that,” he said.
Police charged all three men with felony counts of trafficking methamphetamine and possession with intention to manufacture, sell and deliver heroin. Bryant was charged also with felony possession with intention to sell and deliver marijuana. Hoston and Settles were charged with maintaining a dwelling for controlled substances.
Bond for each man was set at $200,000. As of Wednesday, all remained in the Johnston County Jail. They were scheduled to appear in court on Thursday.