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Two Men Charged in Cocaine Conspiracy, 24 Pounds of Cocaine Seized

12/19/2013

December 19, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

An ongoing investigation into the trafficking of cocaine from Texas to Nashville led to the December 13th seizure of 18 cocaine bundles weighing nearly 24 pounds with an estimated street value of $375,000.  This is a case being handled by the police department’s Specialized Investigations Division, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.
          
The cocaine was discovered in a Ford F-150 pickup truck being driven by Mayen E. Flores-Garcia, 27, of Rice Road in Antioch.  He was stopped and arrested by Metro detectives at the intersection of S. Gallatin Pike and E. Old Hickory Boulevard.  Investigators believe Flores-Garcia planned to soon distribute the cocaine to others in the Nashville area.
          
The investigation also revealed that Juan Mendez-Cabrera, 31, of Blazer Avenue in Smyrna, was involved in this conspiracy and was allegedly scheduled to receive kilogram amounts of cocaine.  He was also arrested on December 13th.
          
Subsequent search warrants served in Davidson and Rutherford Counties resulted in the seizure of 200 additional grams of cocaine, three pistols, $50,000 cash and four vehicles.
          
Flores-Garcia and Mendez-Cabrera are charged with engaging in a cocaine conspiracy.  They are being held in the Metro Jail in lieu of $150,000 bond.

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