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Stolen Gun Found In Baby's Bedroom During Drug Search

Deputies say they found a stolen handgun hidden in an air vent of a one year old's bedroom during a search for drugs.

Demetri Berry is charged with maintaining a dwelling, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, misdemeanor child abuse, possession of fire arm by felon and possession of stolen property. Christina Sanchez was charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and misdemeanor child abuse.

Carteret County deputies say they searched the couple's mobile home on Saturday at Eagles Nest Mobile Home Park after getting information from state troopers following a traffic stop earlier.

In addition to the gun in the air vent, deputies say they found marijuana and scales in another bedroom, along with nearly $2,000 in cash. The Department of Social Services was contacted as deputies say the baby was in the home when drug activity was taking place.

Berry was jailed on a $30,000 bond, while bond for Sanchez was set at $1,500.


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