Four Men Arrested & Four Pounds of Heroin Seized in South Nashville Drug Investigation
April 26, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Investigation into South Nashville heroin sales and trafficking led to today’s raid on the hub of a lucrative distribution network at 153 Ocala Drive. Seized were approximately four pounds of heroin, some of it packaged into small balloons for resale, $7,000 cash, 6 cars, 1 gun and $15,000 worth of assorted merchandise.
Undercover detectives from the Specialized Investigations Division Narcotics Unit and the South Precinct have been working jointly since the first of the year to identify the persons responsible for supplying heroin to scores of buyers who would place phone orders to the Ocala Drive based “dispatcher.” Deliveries were made to customers in public places, such as commercial parking lots in the Edmondson Pike/Old Hickory Boulevard area, as well as other locations in Nashville.
Four men were taken into custody at 153 Ocala Drive and will be facing federal heroin conspiracy charges. They are identified as:
- Armando Morales, 57
- Raul Cedillo-Pena, 27
- Josue Castro, 20
- Ines Lopez-Pena, 34
Persons suspecting heroin or other drug activity in the neighborhoods are urged to
contact the police department’s 244-DOPE hotline. Callers can remain anonymous.