Yearlong Investigation Six Arrested

Smyrna – Smyrna Police Investigators recently culminated a nearly yearlong drug investigation with 6 arrests and the seizure of illegal narcotics, firearms, drug proceeds and a motor vehicle.

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Police said that on Wednesday, 9/28/16, at around 8:30 a.m. members of the Smyrna Special Tactics and Response Team executed a search warrant at a residence on North Fairfield Drive in Smyrna.

Jessica Elvey
Jessica Elvey

Once inside the residence, team members detained six individuals without incident, according to police.  Authorities said that a subsequent search of the residence revealed 747 bags of powder heroin weighing 11.2 grams, 1.1 grams of brown tar heroin, 21.1 grams of marijuana, numerous items of drug paraphernalia, two handguns (one, police say is, listed as stolen from a 2014 burglary in Delaware), ammunition, and $1,084.00 in US currency. Investigators also seized a motor vehicle from the property which was being used to transport and sell heroin, said police.

Richard Butcher, 39 of Smyrna was charged with the following crimes; Possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony; possess, purchase, own or control a firearm if previously convicted of two violent felonies on separate occasions; possess, purchase, own or control a firearm or ammunition by a person prohibited prior violent crime or felony, receiving a stolen firearm; possession of a controlled substance in a tier 5 quantity; manufacture, deliver, or possesses with intent to manufacture, deliver a controlled substance; possession of drug paraphernalia non-marijuana related; possession of drug paraphernalia marijuana related; and possess/consume marijuana personal use quantity 21 or older.

Richard Butcher
Richard Butcher

Butcher was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court 2 via video phone and committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in default of $163,202.00 cash only bond.

Jessica Elvey, 26 of Smyrna was charged with the following crimes; possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony; receiving a stolen firearm; possession of a controlled substance in a tier 5 quantity; two (2) counts of manufacture, deliver, or possesses with intent to manufacture, deliver a controlled substance; possession of a controlled substance; possession of drug paraphernalia non-marijuana related; possession of drug paraphernalia marijuana related; and possess/consume marijuana personal use quantity 21 or older.

Elvey was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court 2 via video phone and committed to Baylor Women’s Correctional Center in default of $73,102.00 cash only bond.

Shawn Jones, 43, Michelle Jones, 43, Aaron Tidwell, 27 and Erik Roberts, 31 all of Smyrna were each charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. All 4 were issued a summons for these charges and released.

Image Credits: Smyrna Police Department, Smyrna Police

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