Local detectives spend busy week making busts

Local detectives were hard at work last week, netting several arrests, mostly for drug and prostitution related crimes, as well as hauling in a few seizures.

South Precinct detectives charged 17 persons as the result of investigations on Gondola Drive, Murfreesboro Pike, Shasta Drive, Harding Place, Tusculum Road, Plus Park Boulevard, and Bell Road. Detectives seized seven grams of cocaine, three grams of methamphetamine, four grams of marijuana, 16 pills, and one gun.

Hermitage Precinct detectives charged 17 persons as the result of investigations on Bell Road, Percy Priest Drive, Donelson Pike, Cabin Hill Road, Stewarts Ferry Pike, and Hamilton Church Road. Detectives seized 33 grams of cocaine, 107.1 grams of marijuana, 67 pills, one vehicle, and one gun.

Midtown Hills Precinct detectives charged 13 persons as the result of investigations on Nolensville Pike, Harding Place, Thompson Lane, Old Hickory Boulevard, and Trousdale Lane. Detectives seized 1.1 grams of cocaine, four grams of marijuana, and 2.1 grams of heroin.

West Precinct detectives charged 6 persons as the result of investigations on Charlotte Pike, 60th Avenue North, Old Hickory Boulevard, and White Bridge Road. Detectives seized 1.5 grams of heroin and five grams of marijuana.

North Precinct detectives charged 16 persons as the result of investigations on Clarksville Pike, Kings Lane, Cephas Street, 12th Avenue North, Ashland City Highway, and Cato Road. Detectives seized 44.2 grams of cocaine, 1.5 grams of heroin, five grams of marijuana, one handgun, and $3,032 cash.

Madison Precinct detectives charged 10 persons as the result of investigations on Gallatin Pike, Rivergate Parkway, Old Hickory Boulevard, and Dickerson Pike. Detectives seized 72 grams of heroin, four grams of marijuana, 5.5 grams of cocaine, one gram of methamphetamine, four pills, two guns, and two vehicles.

East Precinct detectives charged 11 persons as the result of investigations on Dickerson Pike, Trinity Lane, Fernwood Avenue, Gallatin Pike, Donald Street, and McGavock Pike. Detectives seized 25.5 grams of marijuana, 7.5 grams of cocaine, 2.1 grams of heroin, 14.4 grams of methamphetamine, and two handguns.

Central Precinct detectives charged 10 persons as the result of investigations on Lafayette Street, 5th Avenue South, Deaderick Street, and Broadway.

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.