East Ridge drug bust snares three
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.