3 High Point men charged with possessing weapons of mass destruction

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Aubrey Seranta Small, Ian Eugene Butler and Jeffrey Lamont McFadden. (left to right)

HIGH POINT, N.C. — Three High Point men were arrested on New Year’s Day and charged with possessing weapons of mass destruction.

Aubrey Seranta Small, 24, Ian Eugene Butler, 23, and Jeffrey Lamont McFadden, 23, all of High Point, are charged with possessing weapons of mass destruction, weapons possession by a felon, possession of a schedule VI controlled substance, possession of marijuana paraphernalia and illegally discharging a firearm.

According to a High Point Police Department report, officers responded to 1201 E. Commerce Ave. at 12:02 a.m. Friday in reference to a report of a black car with occupants firing shotguns from the windows.

The caller reporting the incident also said three men exited the vehicle and started shooting.

Upon arrival, police noticed shotgun shells on the ground near a black vehicle with three occupants inside.

Police searched the vehicle and found three shotguns and ammunition. One of the shotguns was sawed off, police said. A small amount of marijuana and digital scales were also seized.

Small, Butler and McFadden were taken into custody and placed in the Guilford County Jail.

No injuries were reported.