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Bomb Scare

Bomb Squad Called to Forrest Avenue in McKenzie After Suspicious Pipe Found

Posted 8/5/19

McKENZIE (August 3) — The Jackson Bomb Squad was called to a Forrest Avenue residence Saturday evening, August 3 to what started as a routine inquiry by McKenzie Police Officer Dalton Raspberry …

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Bomb Scare

Bomb Squad Called to Forrest Avenue in McKenzie After Suspicious Pipe Found

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McKENZIE (August 3) — The Jackson Bomb Squad was called to a Forrest Avenue residence Saturday evening, August 3 to what started as a routine inquiry by McKenzie Police Officer Dalton Raspberry regarding threats made earlier in the day involving a Sccy 9mm handgun.

According to Raspberry’s report, he made contact with Joseph Cozart and Travis Nunn, both of McKenzie. Once the door was opened, Raspberry smelled an odor he believed was marijuana. Upon questioning, Cozart admitted to just smoking marijuana and brought Raspberry a tray with marijuana residue on it. Cozart also admitted to being a convicted felon and had a firearm in the house. Cozart was detained at that time in order for officers to conduct a protective sweep of the residence. During the search, a suspicious pipe was found which prompted a call to the Jackson Bomb squad. The area was cordoned off between Cedar Avenue and Paris Avenue while a partial evacuation was done including Bethel’s Wildcat Cove on North Main Street.

The Bomb Squad determined the pipe did not contain explosives and neighbors were allowed to return home around 11:30 p.m.

The search revealed two glass smoking pipes, three marijuana seeds and a grinder. Cozart was charged with Felony Possession of a Weapon, Simple Possession/Casual Exchange of a Schedule VI Drug, and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

McKenzie P.D. offered its appreciation to McKenzie Fire Department, Tennessee Highway Patrol, ATF, Jackson P.D., and Baptist EMS and to members of the public for their patience.

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