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Friday, 12 June 2015 14:11

Man Convicted on Drug, Weapons Charges As Girlfriend Jailed

Man Convicted on Drug, Weapons Charges As Girlfriend Jailed SCSO, SCDAG
MEMPHIS – June 12, 2015 - A North Memphis man has been convicted of marijuana trafficking and weapons offenses and his girlfriend now faces the same charges after testifying this week the drugs and gun were hers, Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich said Friday.
Humphre C. Ford, 28, was arrested on Jan. 3 last year when police responded to a drug-selling complaint at his residence at 889 N. Belvedere Blvd. near Vollintine.
Inside, officers found about 25 grams of marijuana, a black .40-cal. Glock pistol with an extended magazine with 11 live rounds and another in the chamber.
Police said Ford also had $1,885 in his front pocket in small denominations, which is consistent with drug sales.
In Criminal Court this week, a jury convicted Ford of possession of marijuana and of being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun.
In 2006 Ford was convicted of cocaine trafficking and served five years in prison. He faces up to 14 years in prison when he is sentenced July 17 by Judge W. Mark Ward.
This week Ford’s live-in girlfriend, Angela Collins, 31, testified under oath in his defense that the marijuana and pistol were hers. After her testimony, drug possession with intent to sell and possession of firearm in the commission of a felony were placed against Collins.
She is being held on $150,000 bond.
The case was handled by Asst. Dist. Atty. Jose F. Leon of the DA’s Special Prosecution Unit which seeks the maximum sentence allowed by law for repeat felony offenders.