MPD: Man in wheelchair arrested after having nearly 4 grams of Fentanyl

by: Joshua Tucker Updated:

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Nearly 4 grams of the deadly drug Fentanyl is now off the streets in Memphis.

MPD executed a warrant on the 700 block of Ellsworth Friday evening.

Demetrius DeWayne Caffey is charged with conspiracy to sell a controlled substance.

According to the Drug Enforcement Administration ingestion of Fentanyl at just .25 milligram, and FOX13 spoke to six people who lived on the block, and they all told us how happy they were to have it out their neighborhood and a suspect behind bars.

FOX13 went to the neighborhood Saturday afternoon. Only one person would talk on camera, however, we are not sharing her identity to protect her.

“This is really a nice neighborhood, and I’ve lived here for quite a few years,” she said.

But on Friday, she had a front row seat as police cars blocked off Ellsworth.

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“Sitting on my porch and saw a bunch of undercover cop cars drive down my street,” she said. “And it appeared they were doing a drug raid.”

According to Memphis police, she’s right.

When officers arrived, found him sitting in his driveway in a wheelchair.

They said Caffey admitted to having marijuana, but that wasn’t MPD said they found.

Two brown bags tested positive for Fentanyl, weighing a total of 3.7 grams. Caffey, according to police, was also sitting on two digital scales. 

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