This article was originally published on GoErie.com by Tom Hahn on June 26, 2017
An Erie police detective testified Monday that a city man who was the focus of a June 14 drug search admitted to having drugs hidden in his body, and having two guns in a closet, when detectives encountered him at an eastside apartment.
Walter E. Davis, 40, whom investigators accused of possessing the suspected drugs and the two assault rifles, was held for court on two counts of possession of a firearm prohibited and one count each of possession with intent to deliver, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia following his preliminary hearing before Erie 1st Ward District Judge Sue Mack on Monday morning.
Davis remains in the Erie County Prison on $100,000 bond.
Detective Jason Triana testified Monday that investigators had obtained, as part of a drug investigation, a search warrant for an apartment in the 2000 block of East 10th Street; and a warrant to serve on a man known as “King,” who was later identified as Davis. When detectives encountered Davis in the apartment and asked him where the drugs were, Davis said they were hidden on his body and he produced two baggies containing substances that appeared to be marijuana and cocaine, Triana said.
When Davis was asked about guns, he told detectives there were two in a closet, Triana said. An AK-47 and a .22-caliber assault rifle were found in a black bag, along with a baggy containing a white substance that field-tested positive for crack cocaine, he said.
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