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East Ridge drug bust snares three

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EAST RIDGE, TN (WRCB) -- Three men were arrested by East Ridge Police as they served a search warrant at 801 Poindexter Avenue.

During the search, officers recovered a loaded 12-gauge shotgun, two loaded handguns, over six ounces of marijuana, 19.9 grams of cocaine, $5,464 in cash, and various drug paraphernalia.

Arrested and charged with possession of marijuana for resale, possession of cocaine for resale, and possession of firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony were:

  • Nicholas Piccirillo, 26
  • Jerry Ferguson, 30
  • Demitris James, 24


Officers are considering additional, federal charges taking into account the defendants' criminal backgrounds.

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