Arrests made at alleged drug house

Today the St. Augustine Police Department reported to Historic City News that they served a search warrant on an apartment at 24B Louise Street; resulting in two arrests.

Investigators with the St. Augustine Police Department, working on information they received about Methamphetamine possibly being manufactured at the apartment, obtained a search warrant and entered the apartment accompanied by an entry team.

Inside the apartment was James J. Belcher lll, age 40 and Laura I. Harris, age 24.

Belcher was arrested and booked into the county jail for maintaining a drug dwelling, possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Harris was arrested and booked for possession cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia. She also had an outstanding warrant for violation of probation for uttering a forged instrument and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Neither defendant has been before a judge, so, no bail has been set.

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