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Six Persons Facing Charges for Heroin & Cocaine Distribution; More Arrests Expected

4/14/2014

April 14, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Six persons are in custody and multiple additional arrests are anticipated in connection with a large-scale Nashville heroin and cocaine trafficking organization.
         
The alleged local leader, Adrian A. Gott, 30, of 4301 Graycroft Avenue, and his co-conspirators are believed to have been responsible for importing as much as 66 pounds of cocaine and 22 pounds of heroin into this area per month for street distribution.  As a result of evidence obtained during a three-month investigation by Metro police narcotics detectives, DEA & TBI agents, and Lavergne police investigators, multiple search warrants were executed over the past few days.  Seized were nearly nine pounds of heroin, nearly 18 pounds of cocaine, $170,000 cash, five vehicles and six guns.
         
The cocaine was seized just after it entered Davidson County concealed inside a 1998 Ford Mustang traveling on I-40.  The driver, Pedro Maldonado Elizondo, 46 of Houston, Texas, was arrested on two felony cocaine counts. 
         
The heroin and cash were seized from Gott’s residence.  Gott is facing felony heroin and cocaine charges.
         
Other persons charged in this case are:

  • Billandrus Caruthers, 38, of 4057 Yoest Drive, Nashville.  He is facing felony cocaine and evading arrest charges;
  • Michael A. Davis, 34, of Pewitt Road, Nashville.  He is facing one felony cocaine charge.
  • James H. Manning, 32, of Micheles Way, Lavergne.  He is facing one felony cocaine count;
  • Alan P. Martinez, 27, of Houston Texas, who is facing two felony cocaine counts.

 

The police departments continued efforts to interdict heroin and cocaine trafficking
are intended to help save lives.  The Medical Examiner’s Office reports that heroin played a role in 20 overdose death cases since last year.

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Adrian A. GottPedro Maldonado ElizondoBillandrus CaruthersMichael A. DavisJames H. ManningAlan P. Martinezseized cocaineseized heroin and cash