Weapons/Narcotics Search Warrant

City Press Releases, Police Department Press Release

July 7, 2020

Released by Lt. Rebekah Lynch

On Tuesday, July 7, 2020, at approximately 6:20 a.m., officers and detectives with the Pittsburg Police Department executed a search warrant at 1119B S. Broadway Street, in Pittsburg. This warrant was initially drafted in relation to weapons violations suspected to have occurred at the residence. The Police Department’s Special Response Team made initial entry into the residence and located what appeared to be marijuana and cocaine in plain view. Both occupants of the residence, 22-year-old Quionte Monroe Tidwell and 21-year-old Joseph Nathaniel Tallie, were home at the time the warrant was executed. Investigators secured a second search warrant specific to the narcotics, after which time a complete search of the residence was conducted. Cocaine, marijuana, and a shotgun (having a barrel less than eighteen inches in length) were located inside the residence.

Quionte Tidwell was arrested and charged with distribution of cocaine, distribution of marijuana, possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana, felony possession of drug paraphernalia, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, criminal possession of a firearm by a felon, criminal use of weapons, and unlawful discharge of a firearm. He was transported to the Crawford County Jail where he is being held in lieu of a $25,000.00 bond.

Joseph Tallie was arrested and charged with distribution of cocaine, distribution of marijuana, possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana, felony possession of drug paraphernalia, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, criminal possession of a firearm by a felon, and criminal use of weapons. He was transported to the Crawford County Jail where he is being held without bond.

The investigation into this incident is ongoing at this time. Anyone having information related to this incident, or other incidents, is urged to contact the Pittsburg Police Department at 620-231-1700, or at our tip line, 620-231-TIPS (8477). Callers may remain anonymous.

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