2 men arrested on weapons, narcotics charges

(L to R) Williams and Brown (CCSO)

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) - Two men were arrested Tuesday night on drug and weapons charges after police officers executed a search warrant at a Line Street apartment.

Ricardo Williams, 33, and Peter Demeter Brown, 39, were both charged with two counts of trafficking cocaine base, possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute within close proximity of a school and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.

Williams was also charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, police said.

Both men are being held at the Al Cannon Detention Center.

During the search, police confiscated 78 grams of cocaine, 58 grams of cocaine base and a handgun. The arrests were the result of information provided by tipsters, police said.{}

Officers are still investigating.