110 W. New York Ave.
DeLand, FL 32720
By Joe Crews
posted Oct 25, 2013 - 6:06:25pm
Volusia County Sheriff’s investigators looking into a stolen guns case learned convicted felon Michael Harris may be holding some weapons, which, as a convicted felon, he’s not allowed to possess, the Sheriff's Office said.
So on Oct. 24 deputies, accompanied by the Sheriff’s Office’s SWAT Team and agents from the West Volusia Narcotics Task Force and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, served a search warrant at the apartment in DeLand where Harris was living, Sheriff’s spokesman Gary Davidson said.
“Known to be a low-level drug dealer, investigators said Harris also dabbles in stolen property. Add guns to the mix, and investigators were taking no chances,” Davidson said in a news release. “They found a whole lot more than they were expecting -- three firearms, including an assault rifle, a bunch of ammunition and an assortment of drugs.”
Two of the firearms were loaded with large capacity magazines. The other weapon was a revolver, Davidson said.
Harris, 24, was arrested on three drug possession charges, two counts of possession of drugs with the intent to distribute, three counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and one count each of possession of ammunition by a convicted felon and possession of drug paraphernalia. With the exception of the drug paraphernalia charge, all the charges are felonies, Davidson said.
Harris was booked into the Volusia County Branch Jail on no-bond status, on which he remains pending another court hearing on Dec. 3.
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