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

Posted August 14, 2008 4:41 p.m. EDT

— 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.