After responding to a tip, drug agents searched a storage unit in York recently where they arrested a man and a woman and discovered nearly $23,000 in drugs and an AK-47 assault rifle.
Hanayia Brown, 24, of the 200 block of South West Street, York, and Julius Monyoudaye, 25, of Trenton, N.J., were charged with possession of marijuana and cocaine. Monyoudaye was also charged with convicted felon not to possess a firearm.
The two are linked to drug trafficking in other areas of Pennsylvania, said York City Detective First Class Andrew Shaffer.
The storage unit was in the area of Route 30 and Roosevelt Avenue. Police confiscated $400 in cocaine and $22,400 in marijuana.
"We don't like to see (assault rifles) on the street considering the amount of fire power and ammunition they can deliver. We would be outgunned," Shaffer said.
The two stored the drugs and drug money in the storage unit, Shaffer said. They were in and out of the unit on a daily basis to get drugs to sell all over York County and to resupply, he said.
Shaffer declined to discuss further details, saying they are part of a pending federal investigation.
Monyoudaye remains in York County Prison on $125,000 bail, Brown on $75,000.
The two, arrested Feb. 27, were part of a drug sweep by city, Springettsbury Township and state police narcotics units during the past two weeks.
In all, 15 people were charged with various drug charges where police confiscated $1,800 in cocaine, $29,230 in marijuana, $600 in heroin, $4,383 in cash and three vehicles, including a 2004 Volvo, a 2007 Ford Escape and a 1996 Dodge Intrepid, in addition to the assault rifle.
Those charged include:
Terrell Harris, 21, of the 500 block of Wallace Street, York, was charged with possession of cocaine. And Kristopher Harris, 29, of Chicago, Ill., was charged with providing false identification to law enforcement. The two were arrested at a home in the 100 block of East Charles Lane where $400 in crack cocaine and $751 in cash were seized.
Matthew Fulton, 22, and Justin Fulton, 20, both of the 700 block of York Street, were arrested in their home. Matthew Fulton was charged with possession with intent to deliver marijuana, Justin Fulton with possession of marijuana. Police confiscated $4,480 in marijuana.
Manuel Diaz, 19, of the 300 block of Smyser Street, York, was charged with three counts of delivery of marijuana. He was arrested in the area of Lincoln Street and Elm Terrace where $200 in marijuana and $150 in cash were confiscated.
Julio Rivera-Baez, 42, of the 800 block of South Duke Street, York, was charged with possession with intent to deliver and delivery of heroin. He was arrested at his home where police seized $600 in heroin, $1,813 in cash and the Intrepid.
Gwendolyn Jones, 48, of the 700 block of Linden Avenue, York, was charged with delivery of cocaine. She was arrested in the 700 block of Linden Avenue where police seized $100 in crack cocaine.
Robert Webb Jr., of the 100 block of Fox Run Drive, York, was charged with two counts of delivery of cocaine. He was arrested in the area of the 200 block of Chestnut Street where police seized $400 in cocaine.
Jonathan Horton, 21, of the 600 block of Front Street, York, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. He was arrested inside his home where police seized $1,303 in cash.
A 17-year-old York boy was charged with possession with intent to deliver marijuana. He was arrested in a house in the 600 block of Front Street where police seized $1,250 in marijuana.
John Lefevre, 46, of the 1500 block of Memory Lane, York, was charged with possession with intent to deliver marijuana. Police seized $900 in marijuana, $366 in cash and the Volvo.
Two 16-year-old boys from York were arrested in the 700 block of Arsenal Road and charged with possession with intent to deliver cocaine. Police seized $500 in cocaine and the Escape.