By CHRIS MENEES
Three people were arrested on drug-related charges Friday when the 27th Judicial District Drug Task Force and Union City police executed two search warrants.
A fourth suspect from one of the searches is still being sought today.
DTF officers were assisted by Union City police in executing search warrants at homes on East Florida Avenue and on South Division Street.
The first search warrant was executed at 610 East Florida Ave., Union City, identified by authorities as the residence of Charles Belk, 38, and Michael Genes, 24.
The DTF reported in a press release that a search by officers yielded a stolen .45 caliber handgun, 58 grams of marijuana packaged for sale, crack cocaine and a large sum of cash.
Belk has been charged with possession of Schedule II crack cocaine with intent to sell, tampering with evidence, possession of Schedule VI marijuana with intent to sell, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and theft over $500, while Genes has been charged with possession of Schedule II with intent to sell, possession of Schedule VI marijuana with intent to sell and tampering with evidence.
After Belk’s arrest, Union City police filed a report of contraband in a penal institution against him as a result of his allegedly bringing two baggies of a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana into the county jail.
According to the police report, Belk was attempting to flush the two baggies but could not do so before an officer retrieved them. The two baggies weighed 2.1 grams.
The DTF and police executed the second search warrant at 112 South Division St., Union City, identified as the home of Brittany Carr, 22, and Jalissa McFall/Henry.
The DTF reported Ms. Carr was not initially home when the search warrant was served, but she arrived at the residence while the search was being conducted.
As a result of the search, Ms. Carr has been charged with possession of Schedule II cocaine and possession of Schedule VI marijuana.
Ms. McFall/Henry is currently wanted for possession of Schedule II cocaine and possession of Schedule VI marijuana, according to the DTF. Anyone who has information on her whereabouts may contact the DTF, police or Crime Stoppers at 885-TIPS (885-8477).
Later Friday night, in a totally separate incident not connected to the DTF arrests, Union City police arrested a local man on drug-related charges and a weapons offense.
Robert Clen Reavis, 28, of 2221 Carol St., Union City, was arrested at 10:29 p.m. in the 1200 block of East Main Street on charges of possession of Schedule II, felony simple possession of Schedule II, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a prohibited weapon and texting while driving, according to a Union City Police Department report.
The arrest came after a Union City police investigator allegedly spotted Reavis texting while driving while turning into East Gate Village Apartments in the Nash Street area. The investigator said he did not recognize Reavis as a tenant and conducted surveillance of the area while he was inside East Gate.
The investigator reported Reavis’ vehicle was only on the property for less than a minute and it did not have its headlights on when it pulled away. The vehicle stopped and the driver spoke to a man that the investigator said he knows to be involved in narcotics. However, no transaction was made and the vehicle pulled away, still without its headlights on, according to police.
As the vehicle approached a stop sign at Nash Street and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, the headlights finally came on, police reported. Due to the alleged traffic violations, the investigator stopped the vehicle at Nash and Main streets. The driver pulled into the parking lot of an abandoned building across from the intersection.
According to the report, the investigator asked Reavis why he had been in East Gate since his driver’s license had a Hornbeak address. He allegedly indicated he had dropped a woman off, but the investigator said when he saw Reavis entering East Gate, he was the sole occupant of the vehicle.
The investigator said he saw a knife handle sticking out from under the driver’s seat when Reavis opened the door of his vehicle. During a patdown for safety purposes, the investigator said Reavis indicated he had a knife in his front pocket, but police did not find a knife there. However, officers recovered a 43⁄4-inch blade dagger from under the driver’s seat, resulting in his arrest on the weapons charge.
During a search of the vehicle, police also found a spring action knife in the ashtray.
According to the report, Reavis had been instructed to stand at the side of the vehicle. While there, police observed that a pill container was lying at his feet, noting the container was dry and it was raining at the time of the stop. The container had a half-pill of amphetamine, but police said Reavis denied owning the container and contents.
Police also searched Reavis’ phone and alleged it contained numerous requests for pills, with most requests sent Friday, according to the report.
Police seized Reavis’ truck and $122 in cash.
Published in The Messenger 4.29.13