SALISBURY, N.C. — A handgun loaded with bullets was found on the floor of a closet in the bedroom of a six-year-old boy, according to WBTV.
Police responded to the residence on Grace Street in Salisbury after getting a tip from a probation officer that Marquise Sential Robinson, 21, was in possession of drugs.
The home was searched and police found bags of marijuana in various places, including two baggies beneath the middle cushion of a couch in the living room, and a “half brick” of marijuana in the freezer in the kitchen.
A handgun with an extended magazine and loaded with 18 .40 caliber hollow point bullets was found on the floor of the child’s bedroom closet. They also found bullets for a .38. handgun on top of the bedroom vanity.
The child was not home during the search.
Other drugs, including 22 pills that Robinson claimed were laxatives, were found in the house. It was reported that $668 in cash was seized.
Robinson was already on house arrest for prior weapons charges and was wearing an ankle monitor at the time of the search. Police told WBTV that Robinson is a “validated gang member.”
Robinson was charged with drug possession, maintaining a home for the drug trade, possession of drug paraphernalia and probation violation.
His bond was set at $60,000.