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DECATUR — Police said 9 ounces of cocaine and four firearms were found inside a house in the 1500 block of East Grand Avenue on Tuesday morning, leading to the arrest of a 38-year-old man.

Antwone L. Clemmons, 38, was arrested while the Decatur Police Street Crimes Unit and the Emergency Response Team executed a "knock search warrant" at 9:41 a.m., a sworn affidavit said.

During the search, a loaded 9 mm handgun was found between the mattresses on which Clemmons was lying, the affidavit said. A loaded 9 mm handgun was found underneath a dresser and a .22-caliber rifle was found in the closet with defaced serial numbers, the affidavit said.

Officers also found about 9 ounces of cocaine with packaging in the bedroom, the affidavit said, and a fourth gun, a loaded .45-caliber handgun, was found in the bathroom.

During a police interview, Clemmons told officers he sold cocaine and often traded drugs for firearms, the affidavit said.

Clemmons is facing preliminary Class X charges of manufacturing/delivery of cocaine between 100 and 400 grams and armed violence. Other charges include possession of a weapon by a felon and possession of a firearm with a defaced serial number. He is being held in the Macon County Jail in lieu of $250,000 bail.

All preliminary charges are subject to review by the Macon County State's Attorney's Office.


2019 mug shots from the Herald & Review

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