13 people hit with drug and gambling charges - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

13 people hit with drug and gambling charges

(WMC-TV) - A 12-year-old and an 8-year-old were inside a Covington home Sunday night when police walked in, found drugs and evidence the group had been gambling.

"Little bitty thing, a little marijuana roach. They put it on me and the owner and got sandwich bags I put my kids' chips and cookies in and talking about paraphernalia, my butt," said John Mason, who was one of the people arrested.

Mason says he had several friends over Sunday night at his house on Davis Street to watch football.

"They just came in and disrespected my home with my children 'cause my kids was back there in their room sleeping," added Terri Mason, who was also arrested.

Narcotics officers walked in with a search warrant.

"They make it sound like we were gambling. They took money out of one guys pocket and put it on the table," John Mason continued.

"It's been a house that's been getting a lot of attention," said Covington Police Detective Larry McGarity.

Police arrested or cited 13 people, all charged with drug possession or gambling promotion.

The warrant says marijuana was clogging one of the toilets.

Police say they were tipped off by a neighbor who noticed a large crowd at the house.

"It's one of those things that worked out well for the people, the citizens of the community who are just fed up," McGarity continued.

Covington police say more arrests could come from the case.

If you have information that could lead to more arrests, call their tip line at 901-476-9036.

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