Area detectives make several busts

Area detectives were hard at work, making arrests and seizing drugs, guns, and cash.

In the South Precinct, which covers most of Antioch among other areas, 17 people were arrested after investigations by undercover officers along Nolensville Pike, Thompson Lane, Meade Avenue, Chimney Top Drive, and Edmondson Pike. Officers seized pot, cocaine, heroin, pills, five guns and more than $3,000 in cash.

Hermitage Precinct detectives charged 28 persons as the result of investigations on Elm Hill Pike, Shacklett Drive, Old Hickory Boulevard, Arbor Creek Way, I-40, and Stewarts Ferry Pike.  Detectives seized .5 gram of cocaine, 554 grams of marijuana, 2.5 grams of heroin, one gram of methamphetamine, and 109 pills.

Midtown Hills Precinct detectives charged 17 persons as the result of investigations on Nolensville Pike, Thompson Lane, Meade Avenue, Chimney Top Drive, and Edmondson Pike. Seized were 521 grams of marijuana, 299 pills, three guns, one vehicle, and $4,281 cash.

West Precinct detectives charged 6 persons as the result of investigations on Charlotte Pike, 40th Avenue North at Clifton Avenue, and 51st Avenue North. Detectives seized eight pills and .1 gram of cocaine.

North Precinct detectives charged 10 persons as the result of investigations on Clarksville Pike, Brick Church Pike, Whites Creek Pike, Felicia Street, 16th Avenue North, and 28th Avenue North. Detectives seized 2.1 grams of cocaine, 14 grams of heroin, 80 grams of marijuana, and one handgun.

Madison Precinct detectives charged 10 persons as the result of investigations on Gallatin Pike, Pierce Road, Snow Avenue, and Charlotte Pike.  Detectives seized 5.7 grams of cocaine, 50 grams of marijuana, 2.9 grams of heroin, and one vehicle.

East Precinct detectives charged 8 persons as the result of investigations on Dickerson Pike, Trinity Lane, Pennock Avenue, North 2nd Street, 24th Avenue North, and Gallatin Pike.  Detectives seized 22 pounds of cocaine, 8.3 pounds of heroin, 27 grams of marijuana, 13 guns, one vehicle, and $8,582 cash.

Central Precinct detectives charged 14 persons as the result of investigations on Lafayette Street, 8th Avenue South, Drexel Street, 12th Avenue South, and 1st Avenue South. Detectives seized 38 grams of marijuana, 16 pills, a small amount of cocaine, and $12,900 cash.

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