Three men are facing felony drug charges after they allegedly tried to sell a large amount of heroin to an undercover officer at a Memphis Kroger.
Dercedes Dockins, Zacharia Mitchell, and Keith Yates are charged with manufacturing/delivering/selling a controlled substance. Yates and Mitchell are also charged with being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun, possession of a firearm during a dangerous felony. Yates is also facing a manufacturing/delivering/selling meth charge.
The charges stem from an incident at the Whitehaven Kroger on Shelby Drive.
According to an arrest affidavit, police had “credible information” that Dercedes Dockins was willing to meet at the grocery store to sell meth.
During the investigation, police set up surveillance at home about two miles away from the Kroger. When a truck pulled up to the house, Dockins walked up and got in the passenger’s seat.
The truck drove to Kroger and parked beside another undercover officer. The officer gave Mitchell a bag of fake money, at which point Mitchell handed over a bag of heroin (25.4 TGW), according to the affidavit.