5 men arrested for drugs, illegal gambling, MPD says

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Five men were arrested for drugs and illegal gambling in Southeast Memphis.

On Jun. 9, the Memphis Police Department (MPD) received a call about drugs and illegal gambling in the 900 block of Seattle Street.

When officers arrived, two of the 5 men fled on foot and threw handguns on the ground, police said.

The two, later identified as Leroy Cloyd and Jacquez Williams, were arrested after a brief foot chase.

Brian Townsend, Corey Gates, and David Douglas were also arrested by MPD.

While searching, MPD found:

  • 3.25 pounds of Marijuana

  • 3.6 grams of Crack Cocaine

  • 98.6 grams of Promethazine Syrup with Codeine

  • Six handguns

Two vehicles were also towed, police said.

Leroy Cloyd and Jacquez Williams have been charged with Possessing Firearm During Commission of a Dangerous Felony, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Evading Arrest, Possession of Controlled Substance-Marijuana, Possession of Controlled Substance-Promethazine Syrup with Codeine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of a Prohibited Weapon, Gambling.

Corey Gates and Brian Townsend have been charged with Possessing Firearm During Commission of a Dangerous Felony, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Possession of Controlled Substance-Marijuana, Possession of Controlled Substance-Promethazine Syrup with Codeine. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Gambling.

David Douglas has been charged with Felony Warrant for Theft of Property $1,000-$2,500.

Cloyd, Williams, Gates, and Townsend have a $2,500 bond.

Douglas was released on their own recognizance.

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