Kitchen fire leads Darlington first responders to drugs, loaded gun
An oven fire at a Darlington home led first responders last week to confiscate drugs and a firearm, police said.
The Darlington Police Department said police, fire and EMS crews responded to a report of a house fire on Minerva Street at 6:22 p.m. Friday.
A passerby called 911 to report smoke coming from the home, according to the report.
Firefighters discovered the oven was left on, which started a kitchen fire, according to the report. Fire damage was primarily contained within the kitchen, while smoke caused damage throughout the home.
During the investigation, drugs, drug paraphernalia, and a loaded handgun were discovered in the home, police said. The weapon and drugs were seized.
The matter remains under investigation and will be referred to the Lafayette County District Attorney’s Office. Steven Buckley, 28, faces charges of possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, felon in possession of a firearm, and storing a loaded firearm within reach of children.
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