This is an update to a story posted on January 29. The west Charlotte home on Grier Avenue raided last Thursday has produced felony drug charges.
As reported on WSOC news late January 29, now the two men involved in the dogfighting ring were also involved in a drug ring.
The Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department raided the home last Thursday after a suspicious vehicle was noticed in the driveway. The officer was actually conducting a probation check at a neighbor's house which led to the investigation.
Daren Goines answered the door after a search warrant was served. Officers smelled an "overwhelming odor" of marijuana inside the home.
Guns, ammunition, a bulletproof vest and 10 pounds of marijuana worth $68k were seized during the raid.
Drugs, medications, ledgers tracking pedigrees and more related to dogfighting were also found. The drugs and medications were used to treat injuries in dogs.
Fourteen pit bulls both inside and outside the home were found. Eight of the dogs were adults, the rest were puppies. Two of the puppies died before transporting with the others to the Charlotte Mecklenburg Animal Control shelter. A dog carcass was also found buried in the backyard.
The remaining 12 dogs are being treated at animal control.
Daren Goines and a second suspect, Cyril Baldeagle were arrested and both are charged with drug trafficking. Daren also faces felony dogfighting charges.
Both men will go before a judge sometime in February.