Police state that while inside the residence, the officers noticed a handgun laying on a dresser in the living room and upon a computer check it was revealed James Evans was prohibited from being in possession of firearms due to a previous psychiatric committal back in 1993. Police removed the black powder handgun along with four other weapons including a .22 caliber rifle, a .45 caliber handgun, a .40 caliber handgun, and a .50 caliber black powder rifle from the house.
According to police, detectives were given permission to search the house after approximately 21.9 grams of marijuana was discovered in Evans’ bedroom. An additional 142 grams of marijuana, prescription drugs, along with various drug paraphernalia were found during the search inside the house. Detectives also uncovered a marijuana grow operation after noticing a closed circuit television set monitoring the rear of Evans’ residence. 25 marijuana plants totaling more than 12 pounds were seized.
James Evans along with Alex Steinhoff and Evamae J. Hart, who were residing in the house, were taken into custody without incident and transported back to Troop 3 to be processed for the above listed charges. Evans was arraigned at JP7 and released after posting $7,250.00 secured bail. Steinhoff and Hart were issued criminal summons for possession of drug paraphernalia and released.