Detectives net nearly 40 area arrests

Out of 96 people arrested by precinct-based undercover detectives last week, 36 were from the South and Hermitage Precincts, both of which have responsibility for parts of Antioch.

There were 21 people charged in the South Precinct and another 15 in Hermitage. Areas of focus included 2nd Avenue South, Murfreesboro Pike, East Thompson Lane, Largo Drive, Briley Parkway, Gina Brooke Drive, Lafayette Street, Bell Road, Burning Tree Drive, and Old Hickory Boulevard.

Seizures include heroin, marijuana, crystal meth, and a gun.

Elsewhere:

Midtown Hills Precinct detectives charged 6 persons as the result of investigations on Old Hickory Boulevard, Nolensville Pike, Edmondson Pike, and Trousdale Drive. Seized were 17 grams of marijuana, 297 pills, 1.7 grams of heroin, and 1 gun.

West Precinct detectives charged 9 persons as the result of investigations on White Bridge Road, 41st Avenue North and Delaware Avenue.  Seized were 4 pills.

North Precinct detectives charged 9 persons as the result of investigations on Clarksville Pike, Kings Lane, Buena Vista Pike, and West Hamilton Road.  Seized were 41 grams of marijuana, 12.5 grams of cocaine, 9 Hydrocodone pills, 1 car, 1 gun, and $405 cash.

Madison Precinct detectives charged 8 persons as the result of investigations on Dickerson Pike, Myatt Drive, Rivergate Parkway, Anderson Lane, and Snow Avenue. Seized were 59 grams of marijuana, 7.3 grams of crack cocaine, and 2.1 grams of heroin.

East Precinct detectives charged 10 persons as the result of investigations on Dickerson Pike, Trinity Lane, Gallatin Road, Riverside Drive, and Donald Street.  Seized were 10.3 grams of marijuana, .7 gram of crack cocaine, 2 ounces of the drug Molly, and 95 various pills.

Central Precinct detectives charged 18 persons as the result of investigations on Academy Place, 1st Avenue South, Lea Avenue, Lafayette Street, and Church Street. Seized were 14.5 grams of marijuana and 6 grams of crack cocaine.

Persons suspecting drug activity in their neighborhoods are urged to call the police department’s 244-DOPE hotline. Callers to the hotline can remain anonymous.