Antioch man involved in pain pill bust

A Middle Tennessee father and son are facing felony drug counts after meeting with an undercover police officer to sell 100 pills of the narcotic pain medication Roxicodone that one of the defendants said arrived here from the Philippines.

Jeffery Pignone

Jeffery Pignone

Jeffery John Pignone, 38, of Hickory Glade Drive in Antioch, and Anthony Pignone, 70, of Bethpage, Tennessee, were taken into custody by Specialized Investigations Division detectives Monday in a business parking lot on Donelson Pike after Jeffery sold the 100 pills for $2,000 cash.  Jeffery was driven to the deal by his father.  A search of the vehicle yielded an additional 400 pills.  Jeffery told detectives that they were shipped to him from the Philippines.  Anthony acknowledged he knew about the shipment and that the pills were to be sold.

Jeffery Pignone was released from jail after posting a $50,000 bond.  Anthony Pignone posted a $20,000 bond.