Dope, cash, assault rifle taken in Morristown drug bust

MORRISTOWN, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Morristown police have arrested three people on drug charges, and they've confiscated thousands in cash and an AR15 assault rifle.

Police tell Volunteer TV that James P. Davis, 29, was busted for selling $300 worth of cocaine Friday after officers executed a search warrant at a home on East morris Boulevard.

Inside the home, police also arrested Justin T. Horton, 23, and Daniel M. Mabe, 24.

Investigators say Horton had a bag of crushed up methadone pills, and has been charged with simple possession of a schedule II drug.

Mabe allegedly had four grams of cocaine, digital scales, plastic baggies, $5,000 cash, and an AR15 semi-automatic assault rifle. Those items, and two vehicles were seized by police. Mabe is a previously convicted felon, and pleaded guilty to drug charges last year. Mabe is now charged with possession of a schedule II narcotic, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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  • by John Blood Location: Nashville Tennessee on Apr 17, 2008 at 08:37 AM
    When is the government going to realize that the only reason people get into selling drugs is because the "war on drugs" has made it so profitable. $100/gram??? Cocaine is more expensive than gold. It's time we ended this childish "war on drugs". Legalize drugs, tax them like we tax tobacco and then we can spend a fraction of the money that we are currently spending on drug rehabilitation programs. You don't see illicit tobacco or alcohol deals where they keep an AR-15 in their place of business.


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