MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Four teenagers are facing charges after they were caught in a stolen truck with marijuana and a handgun, according to police.
Police also believe that $200 they found were drug proceeds.
Officers responded to a suspicious call on Saturday evening around 6:00 p.m. in the 6600 block of Meadow Bend in Hickory Hill. MPD said the four teens were sitting in a GMC pickup truck in a person’s yard.
The teens’ ages were listed as 13, 13, 14 and 17 years old.
The teens told police they did not know who the truck belonged to. Police later discovered that the truck and a 9mm Taurus handgun that they found were both stolen.
MPD also found marijuana in the truck’s console. Additional marijuana was located on one of the 13-year-old teens.
The other 13-year-old was listed as the driver, according to police.
All four teens were charged with possession of a controlled substance.
Stopping recent teen arrests like these are what Shelby County leaders tell us they’re trying to do.
We recently told you in a WREG investigation into juvenile crime about the opening of a new youth and family resource facility for 13 to 17-year-olds in Raleigh.
Organizers tell us the center will be aimed at helping teens build behavioral plans.
You can sign up for self-referral at ShelbyYouthAndFamilyResourceCenter.com or by calling (901)-222-4320.