Items filtered by date: Thursday, 31 March 2011
April 1, 2011 - District Attorney General Amy Weirich and Memphis Police Director Larry Godwin announced the results of a 10 month investigation targeting illegal narcotics sales in the City of Memphis.
The investigation, MPD's "Street Sweep Thirty-Four", began in April 2010 and involved officers from the Memphis Police Department’s Undercover Operations Unit. Over 160 chargeable offenses were identified and range from the manufacture, delivery and/or sale of crack and powder cocaine, methylenedioxymethamphetamine, (better known as “Ecstasy”), Xanax, Alprazolam, Propoxyphene and Methamphetamine. Five (5) of those charged are known members of criminal street gangs, (Gangster Disciples and Traveling Vice Lords).
Additionally, the investigation revealed that defendants were using two homes in connection with the criminal operation and Assistant District Attorneys have filed public nuisance petitions against the owners of 698 Alabama Ave and 1142 Margaret Road. These petitions will be heard on April 6th, 2011.
"The indictments, arrests and petitions filed in this operation should send a clear message to drug dealers and criminal gang members," said District Attorney Weirich. "My office and M.P.D. are committed to making Memphis a safe, drug free city."
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