Riverside brothers arrested

Riverside brothers are each facing a felony charge of delivery of a controlled substance in Platte County.

Timothy A. Blake, 23, and Joseph M. Blake, 25, are accused of distributing marijuana from an apartment complex in Kansas City earlier this year.

Timothy has made an appearance in court on April 25 and the court entered a plea of not guilty. He requested a release on own recognizance bond, which was denied and the state objected to his request for a bond reduction of $10,000 cash or surety.

 Timothy A. Blake

Timothy A. Blake

Joseph posted a $10,000 surety bond but hasn’t appeared in court.

The two will both be in court again on May 15 — a little more than a month after warrants were issued for their arrest on April 10.

The arrest for both incidentally came when the Riverside Police Department went to 5103 NW Karen Boulevard on a welfare check and arrested Jackson J. Burnette with drug paraphernalia on his person.

He admitted to officer he was going to the apartment to buy marijuana from ‘Tim’ but didn’t know his last name, according to court documents.

 Joseph Blake

Joseph Blake

Burnette was meeting ‘Tim’ at his brother’s house and paid $120 for marijuana wax on Sept. 5.

A search warrant was issued and on Sept. 8, officers executed the search warrant at 5103 NW Karen Boulevard in Riverside.

A ZTE cell phone from Joseph Blake’s living room was recovered and a search warrant was obtained and multiple text messages referenced drug deals.

The search recovered 588 grams of marijuana and 77.2 grams of mushrooms.