A Berkeley man is facing five felony counts after a probation search by Berkeley Police detectives turned up illegal drugs and four shotguns at his South Berkeley home, according to court papers.
And a man identified by police as an upstairs neighbor of his is also facing a weapons charge in connection with the case. Both men, Naeem Perry and Kahn Williams, are set for a pre-trial hearing Tuesday afternoon.
Both men are convicted felons and no longer in custody, according to authorities.
Berkeley Police arrested the men June 4 after conducting a probation search at Perry’s home, in the 1400 block of Fairview Street in South Berkeley near Sacramento Street.
The property includes an upstairs studio where police said Williams was living, and a detached garage unit where Perry lives, according to court papers.
In Perry’s garage, police said they found suspected cocaine and marijuana packaged for sale, a digital scale, four shotguns — including one that was loaded and had a sawed-off 13-inch barrel — ammunition and 20 credit or debit cards described by authorities as fraudulent; eight had Williams’ name on them.
Upstairs, in what authorities said was Williams’ home, police said they found a loaded .45-caliber handgun under a couch and 25 fraudulent gift cards that had been altered, as well as other items belonging to Williams.
Police arrested 37-year-old Perry on Fairview at 6:05 p.m. that day, and Williams, who is 43, at the Berkeley Police Department at 9 p.m.
Perry is now facing five felony counts related to the shotgun, cocaine and marijuana, according to the Alameda County district attorney’s office.
Williams is facing one charge related to being a felon in possession of a firearm. Police said he listed Richmond as his official home address, according to court papers.
Both men face special allegations that would send them to prison if they are found guilty of the weapons charges.
According to court papers, Perry was convicted in Alameda County in 1999 of felony transportation of marijuana, and was sent to prison.
Williams has two prior felony convictions, according to the district attorney’s office: in 1991 in Contra Costa County for the sale of a controlled substance, and in 1998 in San Francisco County for possession of cocaine. He was sent to prison in the first case and put on probation in the second.
Both men have been released from jail on bond. Perry posted a $165,000 bond, and Williams $65,000, according to the Alameda County district attorney’s office.
They are scheduled for a pre-trial hearing at 2 p.m. at Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse in downtown Oakland on Tuesday, July 14.
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