Six Pounds Of Pot On The Streets After Botched Sting Operation

(Memphis) Six pounds of marijuana is now on Mid-South streets after a botched sting operation.

Shelby County deputies thought they had their man, but he apparently passed off the pot before deputies closed in on him.

It seems the suspect caught on that authorities were onto him.

They say Victor Quarles was expecting a large delivery of pot from the postman.

Maintenance workers replaced his door Friday after it was kicked in by federal agents.

They were after Quarles who, they say, got a big delivery of marijuana.

Deputies captured Quarles after he ran through a field and onto Rockcreek Parkway.

His face in his mugshot shows it took some work to arrest him.

“The neighbors said they took him off in an ambulance,” said neighbor Brandon Wilson.

What authorities were really after got away.

Police say a six-pound shipment of pot addressed to Quarles’ apartment was sniffed out by a K9 at the Cordova post office.

The Metro Gang Unit set up a sting operation where they would stake out his apartment and swoop in when the postman made the delivery, but it didn’t happen like that because Quarles got suspicious.

Deputies say Quarles was standing on his third floor balcony and could see somebody, one of the detectives, watching him from down below and that’s when he asked what he was looking at.

The detective tried to play it off like he was lost, but they say Quarles knew something was up.

When the postman made the delivery, a witness says Quarles immediately passed the package of pot to someone driving a Hyundai.

Detectives at the time didn’t know that and kicked down Quarles door looking to make an arrest.

He wasn’t there, but they quickly caught up with him after a hunt.

“Some dogs running out in this field out here,” said Wilson.

The six pounds of weed, however, is still out there.

Quarles is facing a list of charges, including one for assault, because he allegedly tried to hurt a detective by throwing a cellphone at him.

His bond is set at $30,000.

17 comments

  • Stephen Tapp

    This is just ridiculous. Who cares about the d__d pot but a bunch of lackeys for fascist cowardly politicians who won’t repeal pot prohibition? And they had to call an ambulance after the narcs got through with him, but HE gets charged for throwing one of those massive, two-ton cellphones at one of ‘em. Ludicrous and a waste of taxpayers’ money paying these narcs’ salaries.

  • 1midtownmike

    Organized crime lords can blatantly sell all the crank and rocks in broad daylight, but the narcs pursue weed?

    What a bunch of idiots. It reminds me of Sgt. Stedanko in Cheech and Chongs ” Up In Smoke.”

  • Free Thinker

    It is ludicrous that mj is illegal. Please stop wasting tax money fighting it. Go after the hard core grugs that are really harmful.

  • Hard Truths

    Cops are plowing the tide. And violating people, and ruining their lives.

    A lot of cops can easily pass for criminals themselves.

  • Greg

    Negative comments by all yall, it wasn’t a bag it was six pounds of it. Y’all would be scared as hell to be a police! Can’t do enough for the good ole citizens of memphis.

  • dixie normous

    Big deal pot! You don’t see people robbing and stealing to get pot, or potwhores on the street, pot smokers just eat cheetos and watch cartoons ,not like ccrack or method heads going crazy enforce the laws on these dealers not east your time and our tax money on the failed 50 year old war on weed

  • VICTOR

    They are lying and they tried to frame me after beating me while in handcuffs …….(Petty officer Pavatte) ….. driving a black 4 door silverado even tried running me over and never let himself be known as an officer of the law…..They stole $10,000 that wasn’t filed in affidavit or tagged in property room……This isn’t the first incident of them stealing money in fact Officer Curtis who was once a SCSO narc was fired for stealing money from me and others in a previous case……

  • VICTOR

    I am currently being investigated, harassed by several agencies……any questions feel free to contact my great lawyer ….SCOTT “FREE” HALL 901-634-4716

  • VICTOR

    PLEASE LOOK INTO OFFICER CURTIS FILE AND FIND OUT WHY HE WAS ARRESTED IF YOU DONT BELIEVE ME……THEY STOLE OVER 30K FROM ME IN THE PAST……..I HAD A TOTAL OVER 60K…..THEY ONLY PUT $30,500 IN POLICE REPORT ……WONDER WHY THESE STORIES NEVER MAKE THE NEWS ………IF IM LYING ADD SUM MORE CHARGES ……..NOW GO AND DO YOUR HOMEWORK AND INVESTIGATE THAT!!!!!!!

  • VICTOR

    EVEN SPECIAL AGENT ROBERTS WITH THE ATF TRIED TO MAKE SAY THAT ANOTHER INDIVIDUAL THAT IS CURRENTLY INCARCERATED ROBBED ME IN THE PAST , JUST TO TRY TO ADD MORE CHARGES ON THAT PERSON….ITS ON CAMERA AND I HAD NO CLUE OF WHAT HE WAS EVEN TALKING ABOUT …..ROBERTS EVEN THREATENED TO MAKE SURE I DO JAIL TIME EVEN IF HE HAD TO PLANT SOMETHING ON ME ……WHAT HAS GOTTEN INTO OUR CITY OFFICERS/SPECIAL AGENTS TODAY?

  • VICTOR

    Mighty strange how 25-30 officers lose site of an alleged drug dealer and mystery package supposedly containing 6lbs of pot………….MAKES ME WONDER WHATS REALLY GOING ON …………TONY ARMSTRONG , WE NEED YOU TO PUT SUM REAL OFFICERS WHO ARE GOING TO DO THEIR JOB HONESTLY AND THE RIGHT WAY , NOT THIEVES AND THUGS WITH BADGES

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