6-month investigation leads to guns, drugs found during raid of Warren home

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Drugs, money and a number of guns were seized from a Warren home Tuesday as part of an investigation by the Warren Police Department’s Street Crimes Unit.

“These two are high powered rifles and they are very deadly,” said Lt. Greg Hoso of the Warren Police Department.

Loaded and ready to go.

That’s how investigators say they found five of the six weapons including those two high-powered rifles they recovered from inside a home on Sweetbrier Street Southwest. 

“Two of the handguns that we know for sure are reported stolen,” Hoso said.

The search stemmed from a nearly six-month investigation involving undercover drug purchases.

Police say they also found money and what they believe to be heroin and cocaine. Evidence that’ll be tested at the lab.

Brandon Bryant was one of two men at the home. Bryant was arrested on charges of trafficking, having weapons under disability and a probation violation.

“Anytime we can get a gun off the street, off a person that’s illegally in possession of it, it’s a good thing for the community and law enforcement,” Hoso said.

Including the six weapons from this investigation — the Warren Police Department has taken a total of 129 guns off the street so far this year.    

“It just shows that we’re out here working, we’re being aggressive, we’re out there hitting the streets and trying to take the guns off the bad guys and get them taken away from them,” Hoso said.

Additional charges are pending once test results come back from the lab.

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