Multiple people arrested for gun and drug possession in Blytheville

Multiple people arrested for gun and drug possession in Blytheville

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Several arrests were made by the Blytheville Police Department earlier this month involving drugs and firearms.

Ten people were arrested and eight weapons were confiscated in seven days.


Photo courtesy of Blytheville Police Department

On June 27, officers with the Violent Crime Reduction Unit conducted a traffic stop in the 300 block of East Davis. After smelling a strong odor coming from the car, officers conducted a search that resulted in the confiscation of an AK-47-style pistol.

Timothy Bohannon, 21, was charged with possession of a Schedule VI controlled substance.

On July 2, officers responded to the 500 block of East Cherry for an arrest warrant on 28-year-old Keveon Lewis. According to reports, as officers attempted to arrest people in the home, they smelled a strong odor, leading them to obtain a search warrant for the home.

During the search, officers discovered several items of drug paraphernalia, an AR-15-style rifle and approximately 14.8 ounces of suspected marijuana.

Keveon Lewis, Damontae Thomas, 22, Kealdrea Carter, 23, and owner Tendka Thomas, 46, were charged with simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms, possession of a Schedule VI controlled substance with intent to deliver 4 oz < 10 lbs, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Lewis was also out on bail at the time of his arrest, police said. Court documents indicate he has been charged with first-degree murder.

Keveon Lewis (Photo courtesy of Blytheville Police Department)

Also on July 2, officers were patrolling the 1100 block of Hearn when they saw a man with a backpack talking to two other men. The men noticed the patrol car, abandoned the backpack and fled.

Officers made contact with two juveniles who were arrested in possession of marijuana and suspicious paraphernalia. They were cited and taken to their parents’ home.

The backpack containing a .22-caliber rifle was found in the driveway. Police say they were unable to locate the third man, but have since identified him. They are now seeking warrants for his arrest.

That same day, officers stopped and searched a vehicle in the 2100 block of Edwards. Officers found a firearm, approximately 20 grams of Adderall pills, approximately 85 grams of suspected marijuana and approximately 20 grams of Oxycodone pills.

The driver, Stephon Aldridge, 27, was taken into custody and charged with possession of a firearm by certain persons, resisting arrest, simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms, possession of a Schedule VI controlled substance with intent to deliver, and two counts of possession of a Schedule I, II controlled substance with intent to deliver.

According to reports, on July 4, officers conducted a traffic stop in the 1100 block of Edwards Street. After smelling a strong odor coming from the car, officers searched the vehicle.

Police say a firearm and a Percocet pill were found on 22-year-old Jermel Woods, who was a passenger in the vehicle. Woods also had three active arrest warrants for failure to appear out of the city of Blytheville.

He was charged with three warrants totaling $1,200, simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms and possession of a Schedule VI controlled substance.

Also on July 4, officers conducted a traffic stop in the area of ​​the 700 block of Parkway, where they searched the vehicle and found three firearms, multiple magazines and suspected marijuana inside.

Makai Handy, 19, and Kiree Carter, 18, were taken into custody and charged with possession of a Schedule VI controlled substance.

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Finally, on July 4, officers were in the area of ​​Howard and Peabody helping with another call when they heard several gunshots coming from the roadway. They said they saw a man get into a vehicle and conducted a traffic stop on the car.

Darrius Brown, 26, and all occupants of the vehicle were arrested. Officers located 10 spent shell casings at the scene and found a firearm inside the vehicle.

Brown was charged with discharging a firearm within city limits and the firearm was confiscated.