On October 10, 2018, Harrisburg Police Vice Unit with the assistance of the Dauphin County Crisis Response Team served a search warrant on a residence on the 200 block of Peffer Street. The occupants of the residence were identified as Briona Ervin and Shawnie Smith, as well as three small children.
The following items were seized during the search:
- $9,103 in U.S. currency
- A 9mm handgun
- Additional box of 9mm ammunition
- Approximately 10 ounces of crack cocaine, a total street value of $11,000
- 3 digital scales
- Boxes of sandwich and glassine bags
Shawnie Smith had prior convictions, deeming it illegal for him to possess a firearm. The firearm was registered to someone other than the occupants of the residence. Shawnie Smith was subsequently charged with one count each of Possession of Firearm Prohibited, Conspiracy – Possession with Intent to Deliver, and Possession with Intent to Deliver.
Briona Ervin was charged with one count each of Conspiracy – Possession with Intent to Deliver and Possession with Intent to Deliver. Her bail was set at $2,000.