Macon police shoot dog, arrest 6 in separate raids

Telegraph StaffMarch 21, 2012 

Macon police’s narcotics unit and SWAT teams arrested six people on drug-related charges in two raids Wednesday, a police news release said.

While executing a search warrant at 636 Hawkins Ave. Wednesday afternoon, a SWAT member shot a dog in the backyard of the residence after it attacked one of the officers. Two men who tried to flee on foot were captured at the scene.

Those arrested were Michael Jerome Cunningham, 38, of Hawkins Ave., charged with cocaine possession with intent to distribute, marijuana possession with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; and Stephen Edward Dolphus, 34, of Duncan Ave., charged with cocaine possession with intent to distribute and marijuana possession with intent to distribute. Both men are in the Bibb County jail.

Officers recovered a large amount of marijuana, one ounce of powder cocaine, a loaded pistol and $3,000 in cash, the news release said.

In the first raid at 2350 Lowe Street at 10:50 a.m., officers arrested two men and two women after finding about 20 bags of marijuana, ecstasy pills, a shotgun and ammunition at the residence.

Those arrested were Willie Lee Barr Jr., 27 of Lowe Street, charged with possession of Schedule 1 Drugs with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony; Teandre Rashad Boynton, 26, of Dry Branch, charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute; Stevie Dawn Burnett, 23, of Lowe Street, charged with being present where drugs are used, kept or sold; and Keyanna Renee Pennington, 23, of Lowe Street, charged with being present where drugs are used, kept and sold.

The two men are in the Bibb County jail, while the two women were released on $650 bonds each.

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