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Man arrested on drug charges following home search

Jerome J. Colley (Source: Mississippi Co. Sheriff's Dept. via Vinelink) Jerome J. Colley (Source: Mississippi Co. Sheriff's Dept. via Vinelink)
BLYTHEVILLE, AR (KAIT) -

Police arrested a Blytheville man on suspicion of drug possession following a search of his home.

Friday morning agents with the Second Judicial Drug Task Force, along with officers from the Blytheville Police Department’s Special Response Team and deputies from the Mississippi County Sheriff’s Department, executed a search warrant at a residence in the 400-block of Dougan Avenue.

Officers used a “distraction device” when they entered and restrained the suspect, 30-year-old Jerome J. Colley, while they searched the home.

Sgt. Chris Griggs of the DTF said in a statement that officers found “a small amount of suspected crack cocaine, a small amount of suspected marijuana, several sets of digital scales, and other items used in the distribution of narcotics, as well as a stolen firearm.”

Officers arrested Colley and took him to the sheriff’s department where he was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a firearm by a certain person, and theft by receiving.

Blytheville Animal Control also removed three dogs from the home, Griggs said.

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