Operation Cocaine Cowboy: 36 indicted in major drug bust

by: Marius Payton Updated:

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Drugs, weapons and criminals are now off the streets of Memphis after a sweep by the MPD Organized Crime Unit.

It was called ‘Operation: Cocaine Cowboy.’ The six-month investigation started back in March.

>> PHOTOS: 36 indicted in 'Operation: Cocaine Cowboy'


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Nearly 10 pounds of cocaine, 144 grams of marijuana, 7 weapons, 8 cars, $184,548 in cash, and a host of ammunition were all seized.

Arrest warrants were issued for 36 individuals. 26 of those people are now behind bars and 10 are still at large.

The lists of charges these defendants face range from possession of drugs with intent to sell, money laundering, and possession of a firearm during commission of a dangerous felony.

At a news conference Thursday, Memphis Police Department Director Mike Rallings told us this isn't the last of these operations.


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