Two men face felony drug charges after police search

Published 10:02 am Friday, February 5, 2010

Two Austin men face felony drug charges after a Wednesday police search for a stolen computer turned into a narcotics bust.

Deonte David Davenport, 19, was charged Friday with two counts of fifth-degree drug possession for marijuana found at his 302 Fourth Ave. SE home. Denroy Ashan Jeffers-Brown, 21, also faces the same drug charges, as well as a third felony count for allegedly receiving a stolen laptop.

According to a police report, officers were notified of the stolen laptop Wednesday morning and went to search the Fourth Avenue residence that afternoon.

While inside, officers saw in plain sight a small digital scale that appeared to have marijuana on it, the report states. With one officer remaining at the residence to monitor the two suspects, the rest of the search team left to rewrite the search warrant to include narcotics.

The team returned with a K-9 and uncovered a large bag containing just less than a half-pound of pot, as well as four smaller baggies containing a total of 6.8 grams of the drug, the report states.

Davenport and Jeffers-Brown were both arrested. There were three other adults at the residence, as well as a small child, who were not arrested. Austin police Det. Brian Krueger said it is unclear if any more charges will be filed in the case.

One of the three adults not arrested during the search told an officer that Jeffers-Brown had earlier purchased a laptop for $50, which likely was stolen.

Court dates have not been set for the two defendants.