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      Columbia police find handgun, heroin during search

      Donte Cathey was arrested Thursday evening after police found drugs and guns.
      A Columbia man was arrested Thursday evening after police found drugs and guns.

      Donte Cathey, 40, was taken into custody after Columbia Police Detectives with the Vice, Narcotics and Organized Crimes Unit found a semi-automatic handgun, heroin, and MDMA in his residence.

      The SWAT Team assisted the search in the 3400 block of Westwinds Drive at 7:49 p.m. They also found several drug packaging materials in the home.

      Cathey faces distribution, delivery, manufacture, and production of controlled substance charges. He also faces a unlawful possession of a concealed weapon charge.

      The Columbia police did not release the amount of heroin seized.