Children found home alone in Winston-Salem drug raid

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LEFT TO RIGHT: Darel Jameison Brannon and Angela Michelle Brannon (Winston-Salem PD)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A 6-month-old infant was found lying in bed next to a loaded handgun unsupervised Thursday night in Winston-Salem, according to police.

Police said they found the infant and a 14-year-old juvenile home alone after using warrants to search 2366 N. Patterson Avenue around 6 p.m. as part of a drug investigation.

Officers said they seized the gun — a stolen Glock 9mm pistol — along with about 2 pounds of marijuana valued at around $6,400.

Authorities said they also seized $35, drug paraphernalia and a video surveillance system attached to the outside of the house

Darel Jameison Brannon, 23, and Angela Michelle Brannon, 35, were both arrested.

Both were charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana within 1,000 feet of a park, maintaining a dwelling for the purposes of violating the controlled substances act and two counts of child abuse.

Darel Jameison Brannon was also charged with possession of a stolen firearm, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and felony possession of marijuana.

Darel Jameison Brannon received a $50,000 secured bond and Angela Michelle Brannon a $25,000 secured bond.

No other details were released.