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Man sought on cocaine charge; female housemate arrested

Man sought on cocaine charge; female housemate arrested
Posted at 11:39 AM, Sep 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-13 08:48:31-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A Tallahassee man is being sought on a trafficking in cocaine charge after police found 99 grams of crack cocaine at a home he shared with a woman arrested on the same first-degree felony.

Terry Leon Butler, 33, lived at a Tallahassee duplex with Shantavia Tanae Solomon, 31, a Tallahassee Police Department investigator said in a probable cause document.

Police said in a probable cause affidavit that an investigation revealed that illicit drugs were being sold out of the Tallahassee house where Butler and Solomon lived.

She turned herself in on several drug-related warrants on Sept. 6, 2017. Later that day Solomon, represented by an attorney, at her request was released on a $10,000 bond.

She had a pre-scheduled, non-refundable work trip that she had paid about $4,000 toward that was to begin Sept. 7, according to a motion to set bond document. The prosecutor did not object to her bond request. 

In the couple's kitchen, police said, they found in a drawer such items used to make crack cocaine as a scale, a razor blade with residue, a heavy glass container and a wire stirrer.

Building their case, police said in the court document that Butler and Solomon had control over the house just prior to police searching it and no one entered the house between the time that Butler left and the search warrant was served. 

Police said credit cards and bank cards were found in Butler's name in the same location as the cocaine.

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