230 pounds of marijuana, 30 guns and $26,000 in cash found in a Midtown apartment

Published: May. 4, 2022 at 3:52 PM CDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Over 230lbs of marijuana, 30 guns and over 12,000 rounds of live ammunition found at an apartment in Midtown.

Memphis Police say the bust was just 200 feet from a middle school and high school on McLean near Madison Avenue.

Neighbors say it’s not the drugs they were concerned about, but the shocking number of guns found.

“I mean...just the fact that you can live so close to people and I have no idea what’s going on,” said neighbor Hope Torkell.

Hope Torkell lives right across from where it all happened. She says she wasn’t home when police searched her neighbor’s apartment, but the number of weapons police found concerns her.

“I’m really not a big gun fan so a little scary to think about it being right there and just like how does someone have that much in an apartment,” said Torkell. “And people don’t know? I guess somebody had to know but I didn’t know as a neighbor.”

According to a police affidavit, 29-year-old Cody Fischer was the target of the Organized Crime Unit’s investigation into a search warrant at 35 North McLean.

Cody Fischer
Cody Fischer(WMC)

Fischer was arrested outside his apartment. The affidavit shows he took police inside, where they found 26,000 dollars in cash, 30 guns, 232 pounds of marijuana, steroids, THC wax and more.

Alexis Witsel and neighbors in Midtown say situations like this are a reminder to be more careful of your surroundings.

“It’s kind of just overwhelming a little bit because living in an apartment, said Witsel. “You never know who is around you so you know Seeing stuff like that it just kind of gives you a shock of the reality of everything. You just got keep an eye out and stay aware around here especially.”

A search warrant was issued in the area of McLean and Union, and Fischer was taken into custody without incident.

Upon entering Fischer’s apartment, HORT found:

  • 232 pounds of marijuana
  • 6.5 pounds of THC Wax
  • 257.1 grams of Marijuana Hash
  • 100 THC Cartridges

Investigators also found 30 guns inside of the apartment including:

  • 14 handguns
  • Three revolvers
  • Two shotguns
  • 11 rifles,
  • 12,000 rounds of live ammunition

Fischer is charged with:

  • Manufacture/Deliver/Sell Controlled Substance to wit: Marijuana
  • Manufacture/Deliver/Sell Controlled Substance to wit: THC Concentrate (30 Counts)
  • Possession of Firearms During the Commission of a Dangerous Felony
  • Unlawful Possession of Steroids

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