Limestone County deputies made what Sheriff Mike Blakely termed “significant arrests” with a Friday evening drug bust of a house at 817 Westmoreland Street.
“We had received complaints they were selling cocaine and marijuana,” Blakely said. “So we went in there with a warrant and seized 6 ounces of coke and a pound of pot.”
Deputies also seized two sets of scales, $6,200 in cash and a .380-caliber handgun, the sheriff said.
Ervin Lavene Turner Jr., 31, resident of the raided home, was among the three suspects arrested. He has been charged with trafficking cocaine, first-degree possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Also arrested were Jerry Wayne Barbee, 41, of 307 Vine Street, and Eric Cordelle Bass, 24, of 13690 Dart Circle, on identical charges. Bass, Blakely said, also was charged with possession of a controlled substance when deputies found him holding Xanax tablets.
“We had these people targeted through lots of information from their neighbors and managed to take nearly half a pound of cocaine off the street,” the sheriff said.
In a separate case, deputies solved burglaries on Oak Grove and Sweet Springs roads, Blakely said, with the arrests of James Clay Scott, 44, of 25949 Rooker Lane in Elkmont, and Mark Lewis Scott, 39, of 256 Pleasant Hill Road in Prospect, Tenn. Lawmen recovered collectible coins, guns and an all-terrain vehicle.
Both suspect have been charged with first-degree burglary, but the sheriff said additional charges are likely to follow. Blakely said he also expected more stolen goods to be recovered.