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Three Persons Charged in South Nashville Heroin Investigation

7/25/2013

July 25, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Three alleged heroin dealers are jailed in connection with the Specialized Investigations Division’s latest initiative to stem the sale of the addictive substance.
          
Narcotics detectives focused on heroin sales in South Nashville for nine days this month.  During that time, surveillance revealed that Julio Francisco, 19, and Esmeralda Godinez, 35, both of 570 McMurray Drive, sold black tar heroin to a police operative and other individuals on multiple occasions.  Detectives also watched as the couple met with their alleged supplier, Carlos Rivas, 22, of Coral Court in Antioch, and received additional heroin “product.”
          
Seized as the result of this investigation were 94 grams of heroin, two vehicles and $2,100 cash.
          
Francisco and Godinez are charged with five counts each of selling heroin and one count each of possession of heroin for resale.  They are being held in lieu of $180,000 bond each.  Rivas is charged with delivering heroin and possession of heroin in a drug free school zone.  His bond is set at $210,000.

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