A 29-year-old Racine man faces three felony charges after his arrest following a search warrant at his residence Tuesday morning.

Deontae Jamal Berryhill is charged with felony counts of possession of marijuana, maintaining a drug trafficking place and possession of a firearm by a felon.

If convicted of all charges, Berryhill faces a fine of $45,000 and 17 years in prison.

According to the criminal complaint:

During the search warrant, police located a 9mm Taurus handgun, several clear sandwich baggies, and marijuana in several locations that weighed a total of 28.8 grams. Officers also found several items of drug paraphernalia in the residence.

Police also found 3.8 grams of marijuana and a digital scale in a vehicle parked across the street from the residence.

Berryhill allegedly admitted to police the marijuana was his. He admitted to keeping the firearm in the house for protection, even though he knew he was prohibited from having a gun because of his convicted felon status.

Berryhill will be back in Racine County Circuit Court for a preliminary hearing April 26 at 8:30 a.m.

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Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for Patch.com, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.