Convicted Felon Charged After Officer Witnesses Drug Sale
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Police said an undercover officer witnessed a convicted felon sell cocaine in the parking lot of a local mall.
Jericco Posey, 26, was charged with selling cocaine, a crooks with guns law violation, resisting arrest, evading arrest and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Police said Posey sold 1.3 grams of powder cocaine to a police operative for $135 Wednesday evening in the parking lot of the mall at Green Hills. He then allegedly went to dinner with 28-year-old Erica Owens at a nearby restaurant.
Undercover detectives moved in to arrest Posey after the pair went back to her car, but he took off running through the parking lot. He was apprehended after a short chase.
During a search of the car, police discovered a set of electronic digital scales with cocaine residue and a loaded .45 caliber pistol. Posey claimed the gun was his.
Owens was issued state misdemeanor citations charging her with unlawful gun possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Posey had been convicted in 2002of attempted first-degree murder and aggravated robbery, and received a 15-year sentence.
Since he is a convicted felon, he could face federal charges for gun possession.