20-year-old Kenyada Thomas was charged with handgun and drug possession, as well as having a firearm during a felony. 23-year-old Okorie Thomas was charged with felony possession, registration, suspended license, tint, and failure to stop after being pulled over without a license plate.
On September 2nd, Memphis Police Officers Bartlett, Lemmon, Booker, and Lucas were called to Perry and Dunn Avenue about felony drugs, narcotics, and weapons violations. A tan Hyundai Sonata, with tinted windows later shown to be at a 17% tint, was observed running a stop sign on Perry Avenue without tags displayed on the vehicle. A traffic stop was initiated and Officer Bartlett was able to smell marijuana in and around the vehicle. The driver, Okorie Thomas, lacked proof of registration or insurance as well as a driver’s license which had been suspended as of June 19th. Thomas was taken into custody as well as the rear passenger of the vehicle, Denisha Mason.
Officers searched the vehicle to find a single live 9mm round on the driver’s seat, a clear plastic bag with 80 grams of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC,) a clear bag containing three white rocks, and a Sarsilma, SAR9X 9mm with an empty chamber, but fifteen live rounds in the magazine. Kenyada Thomas admitted possession of the drugs and weapons in the car and was taken into custody.
Okorie Thomas was arrested and charged with convicted felon in possession of a handgun, driving while license is suspended, financial responsibility, tinded windows, violation of vehicle registration law, and not stopping at a stop sign. Okorie’s bond was set at $5,000.
Kenyada Thomas was arrested and charged with Possession of marijuana and crack cocaine with intent to sell, possession of a firearm during commission, and unlawful possession of a weapon. She was later released on her own recognizance.