Drug investigation leads to five arrests

Six weeks of work by undercover detectives assigned to the Specialized Investigations Division’s Major Case Task Force and the TBI has led to arrest of five persons connected to cocaine and marijuana distribution in the Nashville area.

Officers on Wednesday arrested Edwin Roberto Orozco, 29, and Jorge Perez-Ramos, 20, in front of Perez-Ramos’ 545 Cedar Drive residence as they attempted to sell a kilo (2.2 pounds) of cocaine.  Officers also arrested Orozco’s sister, Linda Marquita Orozco, 22, at a nearby market where she was conducting counter surveillance on the anticipated cocaine transaction.

The continuing investigation also resulted in the execution of a search warrant at the Orozco residence at 418 Cedarcreek Trail.  Seized from there were four pounds of high grade marijuana, four ounces of cocaine, more than $4,300 cash and a pistol.  Arrested on Cedarcreek Trail were Edwin Orozco’s sister, King Orozco, 18, and his mother, Hilaria Rivero-Frofoso, 49.  All five defendants face felony drug counts.

Bond amounts are:

  • Edwin Orozco: $505,000
  • Jorge Perez-Ramos: $250,000
  • Linda Orozco: $110,000
  • King Orozco: $25,000
  • Hilaria Rivero-Frofoso: $25,000