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Friday, 27 April 2012 00:00

Memphis Man Convicted of Felony Drug Possession

On Friday, April 27, 2012, The jury found Armard Reeves, age 31, guilty of possession of 460 pounds of marijuana with intent to deliver.
The Shelby County Sheriff Office investigation, with the assistance of federal, state and local agencies, revealed that Reeves had been trafficking large amounts of marijuana through Tennessee and to other states.
On Tuesday, June 22, 2010, Shelby County Sheriff’s Interstate Interdiction Unit officers stopped Reeves while he was driving a U-Haul rental truck westbound on Interstate 40 near Sycamore View. During the stop, Reeves could not produce a rental agreement for the truck, and stated that he had just gotten the truck from a friend. Reeves could not provide any information on who the friend was nor could he provide a destination for the truck. A drug detection canine was dispatched to the location and the dog indicated presence of narcotics in the truck. Officers discovered bundles of marijuana inside the trailer of the U-Haul truck.
Possession of over 300 pounds of marijuana with intent to manufacture, deliver or sell is a class A felony and carries a sentence range of fifteen (15) to sixty (60) years. Reeves is scheduled to be sentenced on May 30th, 2012 in Division V of Criminal Court.
Assistant District Attorney Chris Scruggs of the Shelby County District Attorney General’s Gang and Narcotics Prosecution Unit prosecuted this case before Judge James Lammey.