South Pittsburgh arrests for drug possession weight distribution

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David Riley

South of Pittsburg, Tenn. – A quiet residential street became the scene of a major police effort to execute a search warrant in South Pittsburgh late last week. Officers from the South Pittsburg Police Department, Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Drugs and Violent Crimes Task Force from the 12th and 31st Judicial Districts and Tennessee Highway Patrol Troopers descended on the home of Holly Ave.

The scene at home during the execution of the warrant. – Courtesy of DTF/South Pittsburg Police Department

During the search of the home, law enforcement recovered several pounds of marijuana, packaging material, cash, drug paraphernalia, several firearms, and a substance in powder suspected of being fentanyl. Due to the excessive weight of certain materials, the occupants were charged with criminal possession.

Blake Warner has been charged with felony possession of a Schedule IV drug and possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony. John Warner was charged with two identical counts. Zoe Walden was also charged with the same two with an additional charge of criminal possession of a Schedule II.

South Pittsburg Police Chief Wayne Jordan said, “This is just another example of the importance of interagency cooperation. I really appreciate the Drug Task Force and the support of the Sheriff’s Department in our communities to stifle the distribution of drugs. Citizens deserve not to have to worry about this kind of activity.

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