Feds bust alleged drug-trafficking ring - WKRN News 2

Feds bust alleged drug-trafficking ring

Posted: Updated: March 22, 2011 8:52 AM CDT
The raids statewide took place Thursday morning, March 17. The raids statewide took place Thursday morning, March 17.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Federal authorities arrested nearly two dozen offenders statewide linked to an alleged drug-trafficking ring Thursday morning.

Nashville's News 2 was the only camera on the scene when officers with the FBI, TBI, THP, Metro police and DEA raided a home in the 200 block of Morton Avenue in south Nashville.

The home's occupant, 55-year-old Spencer Randolph, aka "Diddy", was taken into custody without incident.

Authorities then raided a home in the 300 block of Rose Avenue also belonging to Randolph.

Vehicles at both residences were seized.

Randolph was one of 19 wanted suspects taken into custody as part of the statewide roundup.

In a news release sent to Nashville's News 2 Tuesday morning, authorities said one suspect remained at large.

All the defendants are charged with participating in a drug trafficking conspiracy involving cocaine, crack cocaine and marijuana.

The search warrants resulted in the seizure of over 100 pounds of marijuana, over $60,000 in cash, 23 firearms and a bullet-resistant vest.

If convicted, each defendant faces a maximum sentence of life in prison and a $4 million fine.

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