MNPD investigation in Antioch yields drugs, guns, cash, arrests

Donta Smith

Thursday’s investigation of a potential drug dealer operating out of a home on Coles Branch Drive in Antioch led to the arrest of two convicted felons on drug and gun charges along with the seizures of heroin, cocaine, pills, marijuana, $6,786 cash and four guns.

During surveillance of the home, North Precinct undercover detectives saw Donta Smith, 29, come outside and get into a Jaguar sedan.  Smith was followed to a carwash on West End Avenue where he met up with Kenneth Dixon, 25, of Nashboro Boulevard.

At that point, detectives moved in to arrest Smith on an outstanding felony drug warrant out of Rutherford County.

Smith and Dixon tried to run away, both unsuccessfully.  Smith, who has aggravated robbery and drug convictions, was armed with a pistol and was carrying hydrocodone pills.  Dixon, who has a felony marijuana conviction, discarded a pistol as he fled.

Kenneth Dixon

Found in Dixon’s vehicle were quantities of heroin, cocaine and marijuana.

A search warrant was then obtained for Smith’s home on Coles Branch Drive.  Recovered from there were 99 Xanax pills, an assault style pistol, a Glock pistol that had been reported stolen, 1.6 grams of Ecstasy, and $259 cash.

Smith and Dixon are charged with several drug and gun offenses.  Smith’s bond is set at $90,000.  Dixon’s bond is set at $65,000.

The East Precinct’s Crime Suppression Unit also took part in this investigation.