Execution of a warrant leads to drug arrests
Officers trying to serve a warrant on one Cairo man early Thursday wound up taking five people into custody and confiscating more than two pounds of suspected marijuana, and several guns.
Cairo Police went to a home at 317 Teresa Edwards St., at 5:32 a.m., and after knocking on the front door, windows and side door, a man they say they knew was wanted on a separate felony warrant was seen looking through a window near the front door. Police say when Kwasi Tyrele Corker saw them he immediately ran through the house. The officers entered the home and pursued Corker, finding him hiding behind a door in a back bedroom.
Police also found the man they originally planned to serve a probation warrant on, Lavontay Jones, 23, a resident of the Teresa Edwards Street address. Also inside the house officers allegedly found two, gallon-sized plastic bags containing marijuana, a red container holding numerous small bags of marijuana, other loose, small bags of marijuana, a bag of cocaine, two digital scales and packaging materials. Cairo Police Investigator Lt. Giovanni Santos says the total number of loose bags of marijuana confiscated was 50.
Among the weapons found in the house was a .357-magnum revolver reported stolen from Gadsden County, Fla. Other guns found were a high-powered semiautomatic rifle, a 9-mm pistol, and two .38-caliber revolvers.
The three other people found in the house were Shanice Curry, 29, of Macon, Ricky Lamar Hudson, 26, of Cairo, and Julius Reese, 22, of Meigs.
All are charged with possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, theft by receiving stolen property, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and possession of drug related objects.
Curry and Corker, 30, Cairo, each face an additional charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.