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Two Men from Separate Gangs Arrested on Heroin Charges

10/3/2013

October 3, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

An investigation by the police department’s Gang Unit into local heroin distribution led to Wednesday’s execution of two search warrants, the recovery of 160 grams of black tar heroin, and the arrest of two individuals associated with separate gangs.
          
Jose A. Bustillo, 22, of 311 Natchez Court, an MS-13 gang member, is jailed on charges of possessing heroin for resale within a drug-free school zone and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia (Bustillo’s apartment is within 1,000 feet of Croft Middle School).  A search of Bustillo’s apartment revealed 130 grams of black tar heroin concealed inside a bag of tater tots in his freezer, plastic baggies and small balloons used to package heroin.  Bustillo admitted to detectives that he sells heroin for $120 per gram.  He is being held in lieu of $76,000 bond.
          
Kosal Bun, 32, of 808 Lassen Court, a member of the Tiny Rascal Gang (comprised mostly of Asian individuals), is charged with possessing heroin for resale, unlawful gun possession in the commission of a dangerous felony and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.  A search of Bun’s home resulted in the seizure of several balloons in a plastic baggie containing nearly 30 grams of black tar heroin.  Recovered from his bedroom was a loaded .25 caliber semi-automatic pistol.  Bun admitted to detectives that he sells three to four grams of heroin at a time to several customers.  Bun was released from jail after posting a $42,500 bond.
          
Metro undercover detectives continue to diligently investigate information related to heroin activity in Nashville.

                                                              
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Jose A. Bustillo, 22

Heroin packaged with frozen food

Jose A. Bustillo, 22

Jose A. Bustillo, 22

Kosal Bun, 32

Kosal Bun, 32