VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — A convicted felon had 23 firearms seized as well as cash and multiple varieties of drugs taken as evidence following an Indiana State Police search of his Terre Haute home.
According to Indiana State Police, Charles McCarter, of Terre Haute, was arrested on Tuesday evening following a search of his home in the 1400 block of S. 17th Street. The search was executed due to a warrant for suspected drug dealing.
McCarter reportedly cooperated with the search, leading troopers to two black gun safes in his bedroom and reportedly telling investigators that he deals cocaine and shrooms.
Inside the safe multiple types of illegal drugs were reportedly found including marijuana, psychedelic mushrooms, cocaine, and prescription medications.
A probable cause affidavit filed in Vigo County Court provided a list of seized items;
One green plastic tote containing green plant material.
Two glass jars containing green plant material.
A stack of us currency with rubber bands around it.
Three plastic bags containing white and orange mushrooms.
10 packages containing orange oil substances.
One package containing suspected THC edibles.
A clear plastic bag containing a multicolored cardboard cutout with long red square shaped strips.
Multiple clear plastic bags containing a white powdery substance.
One orange pill container containing a white powdery substance.
One pill lid containing a white powdery substance.
A clear plastic bag containing three white pills with different shapes.
A blank orange pill bottle containing three round yellow pills labeled “TEVA 832.” The pill was identified as Clonazepam, a schedule 4 controlled substance.
Two blank orange pill bottles containing a total of 58 round white pills labeled “A3.” The pill was identified as Dexmethylphenidate Hydrochloride, a schedule 2 controlled substance.
A blank pill bottle containing 44 round blue pills labeled “R031.” The pill was identified as Alprazolam, a schedule 4 controlled substance.
A blank pill bottle containing 52 orange oval pills labeled “G 32 500.” The pill was identified as Naproxen, a legend drug.
A blank pill bottle containing 15 white and orange oval pills labeled “S489 30mg.” The pill was identified as Vyvanse, a schedule 2 controlled substance.
A blank pill bottle containing 82 purple and white oval pills labeled “ZA-11 40mg.” The pill was identified as Omeprazole, a legend drug.
3 boxes of plastic bags and 1 bag containing small plastic bags.
3 large containers and 1 paper container all containing rolling papers.
3 electronic scales, 2 with a white powdery residue, 1 with plant material residue.
3 smoking pipes.
Additionally, approximately 23 firearms were seized as ISP said McCarter is not allowed to possess guns due to a felony conviction for burglary from 1991.
Court documents indicated the following firearms were seized;
A Tarus GZC 9mm handgun with magazine.
A SCCY CPX-2 9mm handgun with magazine.
A Kel-Tec handgun PMR30 22 caliber.
A Tarus G3 9mm handgun with magazine.
A Smith and Wesson MP 9mm handgun with magazine.
A High Point C9 9mm handgun
A Citadel 45 caliber handgun ACP
A Masterpiece Arms 9mm mini gun, a black silencer, and a magazine containing 15, 9mm bullets.
An Anderson manufacturing AM 15 multicaliber.
A Remington 957.
A silver and black rifle caliber 762x39mm model #PAP-M70.
A G-Force Arms Model GFY-1, 12-gauge shotgun.
A Sport King Carbine model A-102.
A Citadel warthog 12-gauge shotgun.
A Black Aces tactical 12-gauge shotgun.
A Winchester model 94 30-30 caliber rifle.
A Savage Arms Model #59A 4-10 caliber shotgun.
A Sears-Roebuck and Co. 16-gauge shotgun.
A G-Force Arms GFY 12-gauge shotgun.
A Marlin model 795 22 caliber.
A Savage Arms 20-gauge shotgun.
A Savage Arms 820B.
A Savage Arms Model 110 223 caliber.
McCarter was taken to the Vigo County Jail following his arrest where he’s being held on a $25,000 bond with no 10% cash or professional bond permitted.
An order granting the state 72-hours to file formal charges was entered into the record by Vigo County Superior Court 3 Judge Sarah K. Mullican.
In the order, the judge notes that probable cause has been found to hold McCarter on the following anticipated charges;
Possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon
Unlawful possession of a handgun
Maintaining a common nuisance
Possession of marijuana
Possession of a Schedule 1 controlled substance
Possession of a Schedule 2 controlled substance
Possession of a Schedule 4 controlled substance
Possession of cocaine
Prosecutors have until an initial hearing on Friday to file formal charges. That initial hearing is scheduled to occur at 10 a.m. on that day.