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Five Arrested in Drug Bust

By news@wbbjtv.com

JACKSON, Tenn. – Five people were arrested after the Jackson-Madison County Metro Narcotics Unit served a search warrant on Brianfield Cove, Tuesday.

According to a news release, as officers approached a 4-plex apartment, a man was encountered in front of the porch of the building’s common entryway. Immediately after hearing a command to show his hands, police said the subject ran into the entryway and entered an apartment and slammed the door.

Police said the lead group of officers continued upstairs to the home of Randal Forrest where they had to make forcible entry and secured the premises, finding Forrest on the couch. The search of apartment D reportedly revealed approximately 141.5 grams (5 ounces) of Marijuana, Oxycodone pills, Hydrocodone pills, a digital scale, drug packaging materials and a loaded .38 caliber revolver with its serial number removed. Officers also found $330 in U.S. currency, 2 flat screen TV’s and 3 cell phones believed to be the proceeds of drug sales which were seized under the civil forfeiture laws of the Tennessee Drug Control Act.

Officials stated that a second group of officers knocked on the door of another apartment in the complex and announced their presence, eventually being allowed entry into the residence, finding it to be occupied by several persons. Officers reported being granted permission to search the residence and said they found Byron Ross coming from the area of the bathroom with wet hands and arms. An inspection of the toilet revealed a white powder residue around its rim and removal of the toilet revealed two bags of Marijuana within its lower passageway and two additional bags of Marijuana were found in the floor behind the bedroom door for a total of approximately one ounce. Officers said they encountered Bobby Hart in the kitchen with a white powder residue around his mouth which he claimed was a “B-C” powder. A field test of the residue showed it to be Cocaine. A check of James Love and Quincy Currie who were also reportedly present showed them to be wanted on outstanding arrest warrants.

Randal Shamir Forrest, age 25, was arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Sell or Distribute, Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance with Intent to Sell or Distribute, Possession of a Schedule III Controlled Substance with Intent to Sell or Distribute, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of a Firearm in Commission of a Dangerous Felony and Possession of a Firearm with an Altered Serial Number. He is currently being held at the Madison County Criminal Justice Complex where he awaits arraignment in Jackson City Court.

Byron Donte Ross, age 31, was arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Sell or Distribute and Tampering with Evidence. He is currently being held at the Madison County Criminal Justice Complex where he awaits arraignment in Jackson City Court.

Bobby Neal Hart, Jr., age 36, was arrested and charged with Possession of Cocaine and Tampering with Evidence. He is currently being held at the Madison County Criminal Justice Complex where he awaits arraignment in Jackson City Court.

James K. Love, Jr., age 33, and Quincy Dushun Currie, age 31, were both arrested on outstanding arrest warrants and they are currently being held at the Madison County Criminal Justice Complex.

Anyone with additional information about these cases or any other drug activity can call the Jackson Madison County Metro Narcotics Unit at 731-424-6485 or CrimeStoppers at 731-424-8477.
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