MPD: 13 arrested after Memphis nightclub raided for drugs and guns

Memphis club shut down after police find drugs, guns, cash

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - A Memphis nightclub shut down overnight after a police raid found illegal cash, drugs and guns.

Police said it happened around 10:30 Tuesday night at Blue Mondays on Airways Boulevard. Officers said they seized dozens of weapons and marijuana from the club.

Several people were arrested in the raid, however, this does not include the club’s owner - who was cited and taken for questioning.

Jeremy Walker was arrested on the scene. Police said he had a strong marijuana smell when officers approached him.

Jeremy Walker, arrested during club raid in Memphis
Jeremy Walker, arrested during club raid in Memphis (Source: SCSO)

When Walker was frisked, a large plastic bag possibly containing marijuana was found in his jacket pocket, according to MPD.

Walker told MPD the jacket he was wearing did not belong to him and he was unaware of the drugs inside.

An undercover officer said he noticed Gary Fant pass the jacket to Walker earlier that night. Detectives found $2,946 in Fant’s pocket. Police believe the cash was the profits of drug sales.

Gary Fant, arrested during drug raid in Memphis
Gary Fant, arrested during drug raid in Memphis (Source: SCSO)

Walker has been charged with possession of a controlled substance. Fant has been charged with manufacture/sell/distribute a controlled substance.

The raid resulted in six felony arrests, two city ordinance violations, four misdemeanor citations issued, three misdemeanor arrests, and one arrest for active warrants.

Officers recovered ten handguns, two long guns, two vehicles, 197.7 tgw marijuana, 20.7 tgw crack cocaine, eight ecstasy pills, 6 xanax pills, and 7 adderall pills.

The Memphis Police Department has listed the individuals arrested during the club raid:

  • Kedra Pryor, 43, was issued a city ordinance citation for Unlawful Sales of Alcoholic Beverages.
  • Tony Russell, 28, was arrested on Convicted Felon in Possession of a handgun and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon charges.
  • Kelli Hasty, 31, was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance: to wit marijuana.
  • Luntavis Wilburn, 24, was arrested on misdemeanor arrest warrants.
  • Lorenzo Jackson, 35, was arrested on Possession of a Controlled Substance: to wit marijuana.
  • Tracy Riley, 37, was arrested on Possession W/I, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon.
  • Lee Jones, 32, was arrested on a Domestic Violence arrest warrant.
  • Jeremy Walker, 29, was arrested on Possession of a Controlled Substance W/I.
  • Gary Fant, 27, was also arrested on Possession of a Controlled Substance W/I.
  • Rico Love, 43, was arrested for Unlawful Possession of a Weapon and Possession of a Controlled Substance: to wit marijuana.
  • Antwan Reed, 25, was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance W/I and an arrest warrant for Contempt of court.
  • Anesah Morton, 29, was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance: to wit marijuana.
  • Edgar Mhoon, 32, was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance: to wit marijuana.

MPD said the raid was a long time coming and the investigation is ongoing. The club will remain closed until further notice.

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