Two men facing drug charges, one is not in custody

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Two men from Charlottesville are facing multiple drug charges, but only one of them is in custody.

They stem from an ongoing criminal investigation by the Jefferson Area Drug Enforcement Task Force and the Charlottesville Police Department.

According to a release, 43-year-old Demarcus Mandell Brown is currently facing a count of distribution of cocaine, a count of possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, a count of possession with the intent to distribute heroin, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

The release says when he was arrested, he was in possession of 308 grams of cocaine, worth about $13,750.

Investigators also seized 171 grams of marijuana, worth more than $2,100, and two semi-automatic handguns.

Demarcus is being held without bond at the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail.

As the investigation continued, officials got a search warrant for a home on the 500 block of Harris Street.

When officers entered the home, 39-year-old Quincey Cameron Brown escaped the home by jumping out of a second-story window.

He quickly caught by assisting officers and taken to the University of Virginia Health System for injuries related to his jump.

However, shortly after arriving at the hospital, he left it on foot and officials do not know his current whereabouts.

Inside the home on Harris Street, JADE seized another 28 grams of cocaine, worth about $2,800, and 60 grams of black tar heroin, worth about $15,000.

Quincey is facing a count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine and possession with intent to distribute heroin.

In total, the investigation seized more than $33,000 worth of drugs and two firearms.

Anyone with information on Quincey Brown's whereabouts is asked to call CrimeStoppers at (434) 977-4000 or send an email to crimestoppers@albemarle.org.



 
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