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Drug-related arrests reported

Drug-related arrests reported

Posted: Wednesday, January 6, 2010 9:04 pm

 Drug-related arrests have kept Union City police busy in recent days. Two arrests made in separate incidents Tuesday night came on the heels of a trio of arrests made at one location on New Year’s Day. Jerry N. Still of 1557 East Main St., Union City, was arrested at 11:45 p.m. Tuesday on a charge of possession of a Schedule III controlled substance, according to a Union City Police Department report. Police reported Still was arrested at the intersection of East Main Street and Sunswept Drive on a warrant for violation of probation out of Weakley County. At the time of the arrest, he allegedly had six Hydrocodone pills in his possession. A short time earlier, at 8:20 p.m., Eric Lynn Choate, 36, of 2316 Norwood Drive, Union City, was arrested at his residence on charges of possession of a Schedule II controlled substance (meth), possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to a police report. Choate was taken into custody on an outstanding warrant for his arrest. During a search, police allegedly recovered from his pants pocket a container which held two clear bags of crystal meth (3.2 grams) and 13 Clonazepam pills, as well as four hypodermic needles from his jacket pocket. In a related incident, police had gone to a residence at 239 South Sixth St. in Union City on Friday evening in an attempt to locate Choate in connection with the outstanding warrant against him. He was not there, but the visit by police resulted in drug-related charges being levied against three men. Police officers who were searching the residence reported they heard movement behind a bedroom door and opened it to find Joseph David Morgan, 34, of 239 South Sixth St., who allegedly had a strong odor of burnt marijuana about him, according to a police report. He reportedly gave police a box with several pipes and a rolled marijuana cigarette, as well as one he allegedly had been smoking at the time. Police and a drug detection dog searched and allegedly found an additional small amount of marijuana and an assortment of pipes and a bong. Morgan was charged with possession of a Schedule VI controlled substance (marijuana) and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, police reported. Police reported they could smell a strong odor of marijuana as they approached a bedroom and discovered a 17-year-old Union City boy allegedly trying to hide something in a corner. Officers said they observed marijuana shake (particles) on a computer table and the teenager allegedly pulled a clear baggy with about three grams of marijuana from his pocket, in addition to producing a baggy with a small amount of marijuana shake. The teenager was charged with simple possession of marijuana through a juvenile court petition. Because he is a juvenile, his name was not disclosed by police. According to a police report, Daniel Lee Ford, 22, of 319 South Frazier St., Troy, was also allegedly found in a bedroom smoking marijuana at the residence at 239 South Sixth St. He was alleged to be in possession of one marijuana-filled cigar, along with a large water bong and rolling papers. Ford was charged with possession of a Schedule VI controlled substance (marijuana) and possession of drug paraphernalia. In addition, police reported he had a failure to appear warrant out of Obion County. Published in The Messenger 1.6.10

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