An Anderson County task force serving a search warrant on Waltham Lane on Feb. 1 allegedly found 46.2 grams of purported cocaine base, or crack cocaine, in a kitchen drawer, authorities said.
The task force also allegedly found 8.3 grams of purported marijuana in the kitchen drawer, court records said, and a fully loaded chrome Trooper MK III 357 caliber Colt revolver was found in a master bedroom closet. A small digital scale that had allegedly had marijuana and white residue was found on the kitchen counter, according to affidavits filed in Anderson County General Sessions Court.
Police arrested Asante Koran Ward, 29. He was charged with possession of crack cocaine for resale, possession of marijuana, possession of a firearm in commission of a dangerous felony, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The purported cocaine base will be sent to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Crime Laboratory for analysis, the affidavits said.
The affidavits said possession of a firearm in conjunction with the sale of a controlled substance is considered a dangerous felony under Tennessee law.
The search warrant was served by the 7th Judicial Crime Task Force of Anderson County. It commanded that all controlled substances found in the home be seized as evidence, said the affidavits, filed by Agent Zachary Standefer of the Oak Ridge Police Department.
Ward remained jailed Monday evening. His bond has been set at $250,000, and he has a Feb. 12 court hearing.