Second suspect arrested after cocaine bust

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COLUMBIA (WACH) -- Columbia officials say they've arrested a second suspect on drug charges after finding cocaine in plain view after receiving a community tip.

Twenty-eight-year-old Antronio Smith turned himself in Wednesday to Columbia police.

Investigators say they found 10 grams of narcotics at a home on Bratton Street in the MLK Community last Thursday.

After obtaining a search warrant, investigators found an additional 60 grams of cocaine inside the safe. The drugs have an estimated street value worth around $7,500. Weapons and surveillance equipment were also recovered during the bust.

Officers say there were three children inside the home when they arrived. The kids are now in the custody of a relative.

Twenty-six-year-old Erica Morgan has already been charged with possession with intent to distribute. Smith is charged with trafficking cocaine, possession with intent to distribute cocaine and possession with intent to distribute cocaine in proximity to a park.