PITTSBURG — A Pittsburg man is in jail today, following a late afternoon drug bust Monday.
According to a release from the Pittsburg Police Department, at about 5:17 p.m., Monday, PPD officers executed a search warrant at a residence located at 1310 S. Broadway, Apartment 3, in Pittsburg.
The search warrant pertained to the distribution and possession of illegal drugs.
According to the release approximately three and a half pounds of marijuana, approximately one ounce of cocaine and just over $4,000 in cash were alleged found in the course of the search. A handgun was also allegedly located during the search.
Joseph Nathaniel Tallie, 19, of Pittsburg, was arrested without incident, and transported to the Crawford County Jail on charges of possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute, possession of marijuana, possession of cocaine, possession of a depressant, felony possession of drug paraphernalia, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and criminal use of weapons. Tallie is being held on $50,000 bond.
This is the fifth arrest for Tallie this year.
In January he was arrested on charges of felony obstruction, drug possession and failure to appear and was released on $3,408 bond. In April he was arrested on charges of possession of a hallucinogenic drug, possession of drug paraphernalia and drug distribution, he was released at that time on $50,000 bond. On April 20, he was arrested for failure to appear and was released on $500 bond. On July 15, he was arrested on charges of misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, minor in possession of alcohol, felony obstruction, possession of marijuana and narcotics possession. He was released on $3,000 bond in that incident.
The investigation into Monday’s arrest is ongoing and anyone having information related to this incident, or other incidents, is urged to contact the Pittsburg Police Department at 620-231-1700, or at the tip line, 620-231-TIPS (8477). Callers may remain anonymous.
— Patrick Richardson is the managing editor of the Pittsburg Morning Sun. He can be emailed at email@example.com, or follow him on Twitter @PittEditor.