Arrests made, weapons and drugs are seized in early morning drug raid
By Patrick Yost
Law enforcement officials on Friday broke down a Green Meadows Drive door, served a search warrant and made drug–related arrests.
Elvis Ross, 19, and Erica Ross, 26, were both arrested at the residence and charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of narcotics in a drug free zone and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime after the 6 a.m. raid.
According to Capt. Kenny Stewart, Morgan County Sheriff’s Office, officers from the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office, the Ocmulgee Drug Task Force and the Madison Police Department stormed the house following more than a month–long investigation that included making controlled buys of suspected crack cocaine from the house.
“We’d received complaints they were selling narcotics out of the house,” Stewart said. Officers seized 22 small bags of suspected marijuana prepared for distribution and a small amount of cocaine in the raid. A .45 caliber assault pistol and a .25 caliber pistol was also seized in the house. Stewart said officers were relieved to secure the assault pistol. “We were please to get that off the street.”
The assault pistol was secured from a backpack that allegedly belonged to Elvis Ross. Officers also seized $586 in cash and two sets of rims and tires.
Stewart said five adults and two children were in the house when officers stormed the residence. He said Elvis Ross was hiding under a bed. A Morgan County Sheriff’s Office drug dog was used to search the residence.
Robert Williams, 21, White Plains, was also arrested in the raid. Williams was charged with possession of marijuana. Stewart said the subjects were playing video games when officers entered the residence.