|MPD reports weekend drug arrests |
|Posted: Thursday, June 18, 2009 2:23 pm |
|An apartment on Baker Road was the apparent target of a break-in late last week which eventually led to the arrest of two men for prescription drugs. |
According to an incident report issued by the Martin Police Department, officers were called to the residence when a friend who was house sitting noticed several items missing from the apartment.
A 19-inch television and a woodgrain stereo system were reportedly missing from the apartment. Officers also found the rear door to the apartment was cracked and the door handle was pried from the door.
The friend told officers he suspected the next door neighbors were involved with the apparent burglary.
MPD Ptl. Andrew Rhodes, Lt. Dean Brooks and Inv. Randall Walker conducted a “knock and talk” at the adjacent apartment, according ot the incident report.
“Upon being invited to enter the residence, Ptl. Rhodes and Capt. Walker did observe in plain view what was believed to be the stolen speakers in the kitchen floor,” the report noted.
Officers also found the television, sound system and other items reported stolen, according to the report.
Deavery Russell and Richard Cooper were taken into custody. During a search of Russell, officers allegedly found a bottle containing two Xanax pills. Russell admitted he did not have a prescription for the pills, according to the report.
A search of Cooper allegedly led to the discovery of a bottle containing 22 Xanax pills. Cooper also told officers he did not have a prescription for the medication, according to the report.
Both were charged with aggravated burglary and drug offenses. According to the report, Russell also had an outstanding warrant in Weakley County for failure to appear.