8 arrested in summer roundup in Cordova
by Jennifer Cohron
Jun 13, 2014 | 6019 views | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Cordova police made eight arrests Thursday in an early morning raid dubbed Operation Safe Neighborhoods.

Six of the eight arrests were for drug offenses, according to Chief Nick Smith.

In the middle of the raid, officers responded to a domestic violence call involving a gun that resulted in two more arrests.

“We initially set out with 14 arrest warrants. We were only able to execute two because we had two search warrants that produced more than we were expecting and took up a lot of our time,” Smith said.

The remaining 12 arrest warrants will be executed in coming weeks in conjunction with the U.S. Marshals Service, according to Smith. Ten of those are for drug offenses and two are for receiving stolen property.

Thursday’s roundup began around 6 a.m. and lasted through lunch. Six of the department’s hired officers and five reserve officers participated.

Operation Safe Neighborhoods was inspired by the Operation Summer Heat initiative that Smith started while serving as chief of police in Parrish.

Smith expects to conduct at least one warrant roundup a year in Cordova.

“When you arrest somebody here and there, the message doesn’t get out as much as when you have that much police presence saturate a city on one particular day,” Smith said.

Since January, the department has made 60 drug cases, thanks mostly to the efforts of narcotics officers Zak Green, Aaron Moseley and Tony Reid.

The following individuals were arrested on Thursday by the Cordova Police Department:

•Nicholas Henson, 32, 536 Amory Avenue; charged with possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. The department will also be filing for seizure of $1,248 in cash as well as forfeiture of Henson’s vehicle.

•Nikki Robbins, 31, 165 Buttercup Lane; charged with two counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance and a felony charge of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

•Jennifer Robbins, 38, 165 Buttercup Lane; charged with one count of unlawful possession of a controlled substance and a misdemeanor count of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

•Connie Robbins, 57, 165 Buttercup Lane; charged with one count of unlawful possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor count of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

•Courtney Cole, 24, 194 Stewart Circle; charged with third-degree domestic violence.

•Jason Glover, 25, 145 Stewart Circle; charged with third-degree domestic violence.

•Chanitiny Taylor, 31, 75 Cook Boulevard; charged with unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, unlawful possession of marijuana and illegal possession of prescription medication.

Taylor will also face additional felony charges for marijuana possession.

•Daniel Yearby, 31, 75 Cook Boulevard; unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, illegal possession of prescription medication and unlawful possession of marijuana. Yearby will also face an additional felony charge of unlawful possession of marijuana.

In addition to those individuals, Cordova police arrested Kim Nuckols, 41, of 634 Buttercup Road this week for unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and Darryl Lowe, 45, of 796 Arkadelphia Road for second-degree receiving stolen property.