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Feds: Man hid drugs, gun under daughter's bed

Posted August 14, 2008

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— A Raleigh man has been indicted on federal charges after police found a safe filled with drugs, cash and a loaded handgun under his daughter's bed.

Silas Foster Jr., 28, is charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, cocaine and crack, possession of a firearm in a drug trafficking crime and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Raleigh police were investigating a theft from a motor vehicle in April when they saw what appeared to be stolen stereo equipment in the home of Foster's girlfriend, authorities said. Officers then searched the home and found an unlocked safe under the bed of Foster's 9-year-old daughter, authorities said.

Twelve individually packaged rocks of crack cocaine, eight grams of powder cocaine, 20 grams of marijuana divided into 17 plastic bags, $200 in cash and a loaded .25-caliber Lorcin semiautomatic pistol were found inside the safe, authorities said.

The girl told police that her father would ask her to leave the room whenever he needed to get to the box under the bed, authorities said.

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  • humbleblaklady Aug 15, 2008

    Along with "home invasions"; "child molestation"; "crimes against the elderly"--subjecting ANYONE'S CHILD to this danger DESERVES to start at 25 years (minimum)! Where was the "supposed to be" mother? Did she NOT KNOW that her child was being asked "to leave the room" everytime Daddy (it was hard for me to use that term) had to "go in the box"? Then WHY would she allow her daughter (or family) to be subjected to this non-sense? Maybe she needs a "wake-up call" too. The little girl is the ONLY one I feel sorry for.

  • familyfour Aug 15, 2008

    gammasandi, I offered yesterday to flog him in the head with that gun they found, but super-proofer didn't let it through!

    He is as dangerous as they come....if he'll endandger his child that way, he'll endanger ANYONE.

  • Justin T. Aug 15, 2008

    So what did he think... the police would assume that his daughter was packing a .25 and dealing crack?

    The only thing worse than a dumb crook is one that endangers his loved ones.

  • willis2 Aug 15, 2008

    An unlocked safe with a loaded handgun? What's the point in that?

    Maybe he can sharpen his "felon" skills in the 15 years (we hope) he'll be in the Fed's custody.

  • gpcherokee Aug 15, 2008

    You're supposed to hide Christmas presents under your bed, not drugs under your child's bed. Oops, I gave away the Santa secret!

  • AngelEyes Aug 15, 2008

    NCSULandscaper...The aricle states"...found an unlocked safe..."

  • NCSULandscaper Aug 14, 2008

    atleast he had it all locked up in a safe

  • SuperNupe Aug 14, 2008

    What a monster... Under his daughter's bed....

  • gammasandi Aug 14, 2008

    can someone just take this man out and flog him? no wonder our children are stressed out and confused! forget the fishing and hunting licenses and make it mandatory to be licensed to procreate-this makes me sick!