Convicted felon accused of drug-trafficking at Pevely apartments

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JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. – A previously convicted felon faces new charges for drug trafficking and illegal possession of a firearm.

According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, detectives were conducting surveillance outside the home of Marcellus Corey-Parham, who lives just outside Pevely city limits on School Drive.

Detectives watched as Corey-Parham, 29, walked from his residence to a home across the street several times and then walked to and entered a dark gray Dodge Charger parked across the street at the secondary residence. Corey-Parham did this for approximately two hours.

Police claim Corey-Parham entered the front passenger seat of a silver Hyundai that had been parked in his driveway. A woman got in the driver’s seat of the vehicle, and the two left the area. Detectives followed the vehicle to continue their surveillance.

The Hyundai parked in the lot of the Pevely Pointe Apartments. Detectives got out of their department-issued vehicles and shouted at Corey-Parham and the woman to show their hands.

Police claim the Hyundai accelerated in reverse, ran over a detective’s right foot, and then struck a parked car. Detectives eventually placed Corey-Parham under arrest and detained the female driver.

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Detectives searched Corey-Parham and found several colored pills, many of which were suspected to be fentanyl, and a 9mm Glock pistol.

Meanwhile, the female driver was taken to Jefferson County Jail. She told detectives that Corey-Parham instructed her to flee.

Police went to the home across the street from Corey-Parham’s residence and received permission to search the premises. Police found a large tote with paperwork addressed to Corey-Parham, as well as three additional firearms: a Glock .45 caliber pistol and 14 rounds of ammunition, a Rock Island .380 caliber pistol and seven rounds of ammo, and a Glock 9mm pistol with two magazines and 43 rounds of ammunition.

The Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged Corey-Parham with first-degree drug trafficking, possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a weapon, and resisting arrest.

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