Police said an investigation into a large power bill at a unit on MLK Boulevard led to a cache of guns and drugs and the arrest of a mother and daughter.
Chasity Dawn McDonald, 40, and Caitlin Breana McDonald, 19, were charged with theft of services, alteration of items, possession of a prohibited weapon (sawed-off shotgun), possession of ecstasy, heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia, manufacture of meth, and possession of marijuana for resale.
The owner of the building at 301 MLK Blvd. said he received a complaint from a resident that the power usage of a neighbor went up drastically. It was found that an outlet in a hallway was not functioning.
A maintenance man responded and found that the outlet on the inside was broken and the outlet presented in the hallway was a fake outlet. He was able to see inside a unit and that the real outlet was turned around and supplying power to unit 201.
Police said when a knock was made on the door of the unit a man inside yelled. That man soon thereafter jumped out a window.
Looking inside police could see what appeared to be a marijuana pipe in plain view on a counter top.
Police said the two McDonalds at first lingered inside the apartment, but finally came out.
Police then secured a search warrant. A search turned up three firearms, including one with an altered serial number. Another was a sawed-off shotgun.
Police found several digital scales, meth pipes, baggies containing meth, spoons with what appeared to be heroin, two ecstasy tablets and a baggie of marijuana.