By Josh Mitchell
Corinth Today News Editor
A Corinth convicted felon was arrested last week in Jackson, Tenn. after he was allegedly found in possession of heroin, 59 Xanax pills, other drugs and firearms, officials said.
Cheron Nicholas Bush, 33, was arrested Feb. 16 after he was seen exiting a vehicle that was reported stolen, according to court affidavits.
Officers spoke to Bush in a hotel parking lot on the U.S. Highway 45 bypass at about 3 a.m., and he said he was going to his room to see his fiance, court documents show.
Police spoke with a female in the room and smelled marijuana. She said she did not have anything illegal and that the officers were welcome to search the room, the court records said.
Officers searched the room and found approximately 1.5 grams of heroin, 59 Xanax pills, 0.5 grams of MDMA, 3 ounces of hydrocodone cough syrup, 10 Cyclobenzaprine pills and two loaded semiautomatic firearms, the affidavits state. The drugs tested positive in a field test.
Bush told police that none of the drugs or guns belonged to the female and that she had nothing to do with the items, the records show.
Bush was also charged with tampering with evidence for allegedly taking a .22-caliber handgun out of the back of his pants and putting it under the seat of the police car. The gun was found the next day by an officer during a vehicle inspection, and video surveillance from the vehicle showed Bush putting the gun under the seat, the court records charge.
A criminal history revealed that Bush had numerous felony conviction in Mississippi, the affidavits say.
Bush was charged with several drug possession charges, tampering with evidence, possession of firearm by convicted felon and possession of firearm during commission of dangerous felony, the court documents show.
Bush has a preliminary hearing scheduled in Jackson City Court on March, 1 at 1:30 p.m. to determine if his case will be presented to a grand jury.