Ladarrel Bradley Charged With Being Crack Cocaine Dealer After Raid On His Chamberlain Avenue Residence

Sunday, January 26, 2014
Ladarrel Bradley
Ladarrel Bradley

Federal authorities have charged Ladarrel Bradley, a reputed gang member, with possession of crack cocaine for resale after a search of his residence on Chamberlain Avenue.

Bradley has a lengthy record, including gun, drug and aggravated robbery charges.

On Dec. 5, 2013, officers with the Chattanooga Police Department, utilizing a confidential informant, made a controlled purchase of crack cocaine from Bradley at his residence, 2413 B. Chamberlain Avenue.

The next day, Chattanooga Police Department narcotiics detectives executed a search warrant for drugs at Bradley's residence. The detectives discovered approximately 17.3 grams of crack cocaine hidden in Bradley's stove, along with approximately three grams of MDMA ("Molly"), digital scales, and a razor blade. 

Detectives also discovered a total of $4,607 in cash stashed in the apartment.

After being advised of and waiving his rights, Bradley admitted that the drugs found in the home were his. Bradley confessed to being involved in the trafficking of cocaine for the past three years, and specifically that since August 2013, he had been purchasing 14 grams of cocaine on a weekly basis. 

Bradley explained that he would either buy the cocaine already "hard" (meaning crack cocaine) or he would buy it "soft" (meaning powder cocaine) and would then pay someone to "cook" it into crack cocaine. Bradley would resell the crack cocaine. 

Bradley, who is 27, admitted that he was not lawfully employed and that the $4,607 cash that was discovered in his house represented proceeds from his drug sales.

Bradley was arrested last March along with Deoaunte Montez Dean on multiple charges after an incident in Red Bank.

Officers responded at approximately 12 p.m. to a reported aggravated assault and a burglary of an occupied residence at an apartment at 210 Hendrix Blvd. The victims stated that two black males, each armed with a semi-automatic handgun, attempted to enter the residence by force while threatening to shoot one of the victims. One victim fled out the rear of the residence and called police. The suspects fled in a blue Chevy Impala.

Officers were able to identify both suspects and warrants were issued for their arrests. 



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