BIG PINE KEY — A 40-year-old local man was arrested Friday and charged with drug and weapons offenses following a search of his residence, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.
Steven Wayne McClelland was charged with possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, possession of a weapon during the commission of a felony, use of a structure for the purpose of trafficking a controlled substance, five counts of possession of drugs without a prescription, possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana, trafficking in heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Sheriff’s detectives and the SWAT team were joined by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Homeland Security Investigations and U.S. Custom and Border Protection in executing a search warrant at a residence on the 29000 block of Magnolia Lane on Big Pine Key at approximately 5:38 a.m.
McClelland was inside the residence as well as a 42-year-old woman who was not charged.
According to the incident report, the following were located inside the residence: a loaded .40-caliber Springfield handgun. 56 assorted pills and tablets without a prescription. 11.7 grams of amphetamines, 5.8 grams of heroin, 5.2 grams of marijuana, a glass vile that tested positive for cocaine and an electronic scale.
McClelland has been a registered convicted felon since 2001 with a history of gun- and drug-related offenses.
McClelland was taken jail.