Nine people arrested in Parkway Village drug raid

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Police arrested nine people during a drug raid in Parkway Village.

It happened Wednesday at a home just off of Knight Arnold Road along Ashwood Street. It’s a home that neighbors say sees a lot of criminal activity.

“It used to be nice,” said one neighbor. “Now, it’s a lot of gun violence and drug addicts.”

According to court documents, at least 20 officers stormed the home with a drug-sniffing dog, reportedly discovering marijuana, cocaine and crack inside Wednesday morning. They also recovered several guns and drug paraphernalia.

Those arrested were identified as Javis Atkins, Mario Burns, Quatavious Doggett, Marchiso Edwards, Kenneth Griffin, Dominique Hamilton, Michael Hardimon, Georgi Petkov and Sherman Stewart.

All of the suspects are facing drug and weapon charges.

In October, a man was shot and killed inside the same home, police said. In January 2020, MPD said they responded to what they thought was a heart attack call at the home, but quickly learned the man had been shot.

WREG also learned the home is located one street over from where a 14-year-old child killed an 18-year-old earlier this month.

While these two incidents are unrelated, one neighbor said it is just a sign of how far the community has fallen.

“I’d like to see this community rise up again,” he said. “But with all the negativity and all the gun violence, it’s not like it was in the 90s coming up.”

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