3 found with drugs, handguns near Asheville apartment complex charged


ASHEVILLE, NC (WSPA) – Asheville Police Department officials said three people were arrested following an investigation into suspected criminal activity at an area apartment complex on Wednesday.

According to a news release, officers were patrolling Hillcrest Apartments to address community concerns over open air drug sales, they saw several people making drug transactions between vehicles.

While investigating, officers conducted a traffic stop and a short chase occurred.

Officers detained three people — Destiny Brianna Rogers, 21, of Asheville, Giles Joseph Oliver, 32, of Asheville and a juvenile.

According to the release, officers seized a Ruger LCP .380 handgun, a Sky .9mm handgun, 20.7 grams of marijuana, 3 grams of crack cocaine, Ecstasy and $544.

Rogers was charged with possession with intent to sell/distribute schedule VI, possession with intent to sell/distribute cocaine, felony possession of cocaine, felony possession of ecstasy and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Oliver was charged with pre-trial release violation, simple possession of marijuana and possession of marijuana paraphernalia.

The juvenile was charged with two counts of possession of a handgun by a minor and carrying a concealed gun.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

High School Standouts
Ask the Expert
Find A Job
wspa news app free for download choose your store below
download the wspa news app from the apple app store
download the wspa news app from the google play store