Memphis police bust drug ring spanning from California to Cordova

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The house is locked up, and blankets cover the windows at the Skylar Mill Avenue home Tuesday.

Two cars sit in the driveway, but no one came to the door when WREG cameras stopped by.

Jay Wilkerson says Monday afternoon was a very different scene.

“It was probably 10 to 15 cars. It was crazy.”

Undercover officers were there to search a home on Skyler Mill when they saw a suspect, Sullivan Ly, leave the house.

They followed him to a Bank of America of Poplar, and to a Wells Fargo down the road.

They busted Ly in the Wells Fargo parking lot, with thousands of dollars in cash.

He told police he was sending the money to dealers in California, who were shipping him the drugs through the mail.

“I thought they were having a party with all the cars. It was in the middle of the day,” Wilkerson explained.

After the arrest, police raided the Cordova home.

They say a woman and two kids were inside, along with semi-automatic weapons, shot guns, drug shipping paraphernalia, and more than a pound of pot.

Wilkerson was home on his lunch break when he saw the bust go down.

“I didn’t know what it was about. I asked one of the guys, he said it was nothing to be worried about.”

He says with three kids at home it’s hard not to be nervous knowing something like this is going on just a few yards away from his front door.

Ly told investigators they were shipping five pounds of marijuana to the house every two weeks.

He is charged with several felonies, including drug dealing, firearm possession and money laundering.