Drug possession gets man five years probation

Published 4:59 pm Saturday, August 21, 2010

An Austin man received five years probation Friday in Mower County court following a search of his home that uncovered drugs.
Deonte David Davenport, 20, is also set to pay $385 in fines.
A second man, 21-year-old Denroy Ashan Jeffers-Brown, was previously convicted of receiving stolen property as part of the same case. He was placed on two years probation.
According to a police report, officers were notified of a stolen laptop on the morning of Feb. 3 and went to search the two’s 302 Fourth Ave. SE 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.
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.

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