Advocates for reducing the disparity point to crime statistics that show crack is more of an urban and minority drug while cocaine powder is used more often by the affluent. They say harsher penalties for crack cocaine unfairly punish blacks. (CBS/AP)
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A Knoxville man was arrested Monday when authorities found crack and marijuana after executing a search warrant at a home on University Ave., according to Knoxville Police.
A KPD spokesperson said Alfred Scott, 28, was charged with Drug Free School Zone, Sch. II, Simple Possession Sch. II, and Simple Possession Sch. VI.
According to police reports, members of KPD's Repeat Offender Squad served the warrant after neighbors started complaining. Officers found 3.5 grams of crack cocaine, 1.1g of marijuana, $140 in cash, and three cell phones in the residence.