• Putnam County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Jared Guy leads away Timothy Hunter, who was arrested after narcotics and guns were found at a Laurel Street home. (CHRIS DeVITTO / Palatka Daily News)

Husband, wife arrested after drugs found in home

A Palatka husband and wife were arrested on drug charges after authorities executed a search warrant on a Laurel Street home Friday afternoon.

A Putnam County Sheriff’s Office release said Timothy Hunter, 38, and Pasha Hunter, 41, were arrested Friday for possession of cocaine with intent to sell, possession of marijuana with intent to sell, possession of methamphetamines and possession of controlled substance without a prescription. Timothy Hunter was also charged with possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.

The release said a deputy serving papers at the residence alerted authorities after noticing drug paraphernalia and an odor of marijuana in the home. Deputies then executed a search warrant of the property and vehicles about 12:30 p.m. Friday, finding four firearms, cocaine, prescription pills, methamphetamines, marijuana and about $700 in cash. 

“At this time, none of the firearms were reported stolen,” Putnam County’s Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Allison Waters-Merritt said.

A pregnant woman living at the house was taken to Putnam Community Medical Center as a precaution after police used flashbangs when entering the residence. A copy of the report was sent to the state Department of Children and Families, and the woman was not charged with a crime, according to the release.

Tasha Hunter’s bond was set at $15,000, and Timothy Hunter’s bond was set at $21,000.

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