Local detectives charge 33 in drug/prostitution arrests

Local precinct undercover detectives were busy with mostly prostitution and drug offenses, charging 33 people in the South and Hermitage Precincts.

Detectives from the two precincts, both of which cover Antioch, also seized marijuana, cocaine, heroic, pills, and two guns. The areas of focus last week were Country Way Road, Murfreesboro Pike, Lafayette Street, 2nd Avenue South, Largo Drive, Murfreesboro Pike, Thompson Lane, Old Hickory Boulevard, Bell Road, Stewarts Ferry Pike, and Percy Priest Drive.

Elsewhere in Metro:

Midtown Hills Precinct detectives charged 7 persons as the result of investigations on Beech Avenue, Trousdale Drive, Nolensville Pike, Edmondson Pike, and Patterson Street. Seized were 35.5 grams of marijuana, .1 gram of cocaine, and nine pills.

West Precinct detectives charged 13 persons as the result of investigations on White Bridge Road, Charlotte Pike, River Road, Morrow Road, and Claylick Road.
Seized were five pills, .3 gram of methamphetamine, and 8.5 grams of marijuana.

North Precinct detectives charged 17 persons as the result of investigations on Trinity Lane, Clarksville Pike, Buena Vista Pike, Jefferson Street, Cephas Street, and Home Haven Drive.  Seized were 30.2 grams of heroin, 17 grams of cocaine, 63 fentanyl nasal inhalers, four pills, 1.5 grams of marijuana, three handguns, and $1,479 cash.

Madison Precinct detectives charged 17 persons as the result of investigations on Harrington Avenue, Harris Street, Gallatin Pike, Heritage Drive, and Jackson Street. Seized were 30 pounds of marijuana, 11.5 grams cocaine, 1.7 grams of MDMA, five guns, one vehicle, and $15,491 cash.

East Precinct detectives charged 12 persons as the result of investigations on Dickerson Pike, Trinity Lane, Gallatin Pike, Jones Avenue, Chester Avenue, and Litton Avenue.  Seized were 4.1 grams of cocaine, three grams of marijuana, .8 gram of heroin, and $1,206 cash.

Central Precinct detectives charged 13 persons as the result of investigations on Lafayette Street, Church Street, Middleton Avenue, 2nd Avenue North, and 3rd Avenue North.  Seized were approximately 18.5 pounds of marijuana.

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