PLAINVILLE — A local man is now in jail on drug trafficking and firearms charges after a handgun was found under his bed and suspected cocaine was discovered in his sock.
Evan P. Giles, 23, of Village Green Apartments on Messenger Street, in Plainville, was ordered held without bail earlier this week after a Wrentham District Court judge revoked his bail on a pending stalking case.
Family members found a loaded 9 mm handgun under his bed mattress and notified police last Friday night, according to court records.
Giles was not home at the time, but arrived while police were still at the scene investigating, according to a police report.
Police found a small bag of suspected cocaine inside the apartment, and then found a one ounce bag of suspected cocaine in his socks, according to the report.
Assistant District Attorney Rachel Audley requested that Giles’ bail be revoked on a stalking case pending in Fall River District Court.
In that case, Giles was charged last March with stalking, making annoying telephone calls and uttering threats, according to court records.
He now faces charges of trafficking in more than 18 grams of cocaine, drug violation in a school zone, unlawful possession of a firearm and two related weapons charges.
If convicted on the drug trafficking charge, Giles faces a minimum mandatory two-year jail term.
He has pleaded innocent in both cases.
Investigating were Lt. James Floyd and officers Michael Street, Ryan Flanagan and Chad Cerce.
Giles is due back in court Feb. 1.