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Search leads to two arrests

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N1310P48006CTwo men were arrested June 11 after a Bonnerdale man received a visit from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, 18th West Judicial Drug Task Force and a parole/probation officer.
According to a press release provided by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, representatives of the three aforementioned offices executed a search of the residence of Michael Griffith on Burgess Road.
Upon arrival officers were met by Griffith’s wife who allowed them to search the residence.
According to the release, during the search officers located three firearms, a small baggie with white residue and several empty baggies, $8,000 in cash and a container containing .22 ammunition.
Griffith was not at the residence at the time of the search, but was expected back. Montgomery County Sheriff David White, Deputy Bernie Soliz, Deputy Steven Gibbs and Probation Officer Frank Gibson left the residence and waited for his return.
The report states that while officers were standing by, gunfire was heard in the direction of the residence.
The officers returned to the residence to investigate and observed a white male at the rear of the residence next to two parked vehicles and a second male subject entering the residence.
The subject outside was identified as Brandon Waldon, age 21 of Glenwood. The second subject, identified as Michael Griffith, age 28 of Bonnerdale, was taken into custody when he exited the front door of the residence.
The release states that after the home was cleared, officers reentered the house and located a .22 pistol in a laundry basket. They also located a holster with two loaded magazines.
Both subjects were transported to the Montgomery County Jail.
Griffith was charged with simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms, possession of a schedule II controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of firearm by certain person. He is currently being held in the Montgomery County Jail on a $100,000 bond.
Waldon was charged with possession of a schedule II controlled substance and he was later released on a $5,000 bond.