Recent reports from the Mississippi County Drug Task Force:
Three Blytheville residents were arrested Friday at a residence on East Davis Street after police executed a search warrant.
Agents of the Second Judicial Drug Task Force and officers of the Blytheville Police Department's Special Response Team went to 228 E. Davis St. and arrested Jerome Colley, 24, of the same address, Quindarius Finch, 18, of 301 E. Kentucky and Tawanda Palmore, 25, of 725 Henderson St.
Officers found a loaded, cocked, .22-caliber revolver sitting beside Finch. Officers also found a blue plastic container in the living room. Inside it was a plastic bag containing 18 smaller baggies of suspected crack cocaine rocks. Each baggie weighed between .9 and 1.3 grams. The total weight of the suspected drug was 23 grams, more than an ounce.
Also in the living room was a plate containing about 3.2 grams of suspected crack cocaine, a razor blade, a 12-gauge shotgun which had been sawed off, an SKS assault-type rifle, which had also been sawed off, loaded with a 30-round magazine and one live round in the chamber.
Officers also found two more firearms, a semi-automatic .45-caliber handgun and a .22-caliber revolver in a kitchen cabinet. Inside a couch cushion in the bedroom, officers found $500 in cash.
All three were charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms and possession of drug paraphernalia. Colley was also charged with possession of a firearm by certain persons because he has a previous felony conviction and was on parole at the time of his arrrest. His bond was set at $100,000 by District Judge Shannon Langston.
Finch and Palmore have no known criminal history. Finch's bond was set at $65,000 and Palmore's was set at $35,000.
Two Blytheville residents were arrested Thursday after agents of the Second Judicial District Drug Task Force and Blytheville Police Department's Special Response Team served a search warrant at 1223 E. Cherry St.
Maurice Cothran, 31, and Sarayra Powell-Cothran, 29, both residents of the address, were arrested. Two small children, ages 2 and 4, were also in the house at the time.
During a search of the residence, officers found two loaded handguns, a baggie containing about 2.5 grams of suspected cocaine, a baggie containing 23 grams of suspected marijuana and assorted baggies of prescription drugs. All items were seized and photographed as evidence.
Both were taken to the Blytheville Police Department for questioning, where it was determined that Maurice Cothran had a previous felony conviction.
Both were charged with possession of a controlled substance (cocaine) with intent to deliver, possession of a controlled substance (prescription Lorcet) with intent to deliver, simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms, and two counts of endangering the welfare of minors. Maurice Cothran was also charged with possession of a firearm by certain persons. His bond was set at $50,000 by District Judge Shannon Langston.
Sarayra Powell-Cothran's bond was set at $25,000 by the judge.