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$32,000 Worth of Cocaine Delivered Through Mail, Police Say

By Meghan Pinkley
By mpinkley@wbbjtv.com

UNION CITY, Tenn. - An investigation into the delivery of narcotics landed the Union City Police Department to seize a large amount of cocaine on Wednesday.

Union City Police Chief Perry Barfield said after a tip, the drug task force watched as a box was delivered to a home in northeast Union City. A traffic stop revealed approximately eight grams of crack cocaine in Antonio Stephens', 36, pants pocket.

Stephens was arrested for possession of Sch 2 (cocaine) with intent to sell. As a result of the arrest a search of the vehicle was conducted where a box containing a pound of powder cocaine was found. The driver of the car, Brian Byers, 41 was also charged with possession with intent to sell.

As the investigation continued, another box of one pound of cocaine was found in a house connected to both Byers and Stephens.

Total street value of the seized drugs is estimated at $32,000.