Riverdale home
raided, no arrests made

By Linda Looney-Bond


Authorities served a no-knock search warrant on a Riverdale home Wednesday in search of guns, drugs, and cash, but turned up empty handed.

Clayton County Police SWAT Team members and narcotics agents, along with Henry County Police and federal drug agents searched the home, at 6608 Stark Court in Riverdale, around 4 p.m., Wednesday.

When police entered the home, they discovered three women and two young children inside.

No arrests were made, and no weapons, drugs or cash were found in the home, according to Clayton County Police Deputy Chief Greg Porter. But police did find documents linking a Riverdale man arrested Tuesday in Henry County on drug and weapons charges to that address, Porter said.

Authorities served the search warrant on the home after Kirvin Cole, 31, was arrested Tuesday night during a routine road check, according to Porter.

The arrest took place on Eagle's Landing Parkway near Interstate 75, according to Henry County Police Capt. Jason Bolton.

"Officers doing the road check smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. They conducted a search and discovered less than an ounce of marijuana, cash in excess of $54,000, three guns and an assault rifle," Bolton said.

Bolton said Cole fought with officers during the arrest and that one of the handguns was reported stolen.

Cole was charged with possession of less than one ounce of marijuana, felony obstruction, theft by receiving, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, Bolton said. Cole was being held in the Henry County jail.

"We believe he may have been using that house [in Riverdale] as a haven to store, as well as sell, drugs and weapons," Porter said.

Porter said the investigation into the case continues.

The home on Stark Court is in the Roxbury Drive area, where Clayton County Police conducted a code enforcement sweep last week and issued hundreds of citations for violations including illegal dumping and unkempt lawns, police said.