MEMPHIS, Tenn (localmemphis.com) – Memphis Police say the streets are a little safer after the indictment of 36 people following a six-month investigation.
The investigation was dubbed “Operation Cocaine Cowboy” and resulted in the department’s Organized Crime Unit arresting 26 people.
According to police, the investigations involved a cocaine trafficking organization that centered itself in the North Memphis community. Police say they identified several individuals who are responsible for the acquisition and distribution of large quantities of cocaine throughout the city of Memphis.
On April 28 detectives executed eight search warrants in seized close to 10 pounds of powdered cocaine,144.5 grams of marijuana, 187 grams of promethazine and codeine cough syrup, 14 hydrocodone pills, seven fire arms, eight vehicles and over $180,000 in US currency.
On August 3 of 2017, detectives present at the facts to the Shelby County grand jury resulting in the indictment of 36 defendants the charges include:
-Possession of controlled substance with intent to sell greater than 300 grams of cocaine
-Convicted felon in possession of a firearm
-Possession of a