6 charged in Nashville-area heroin, cocaine trafficking case - WKRN News 2

6 charged in Nashville-area heroin, cocaine trafficking case

Posted: Updated: April 15, 2014 04:42 AM
The cocaine was seized after officers pulled over 46-year-old Pedro Elizondo on Interstate 40 after entering Davidson County. The cocaine was seized after officers pulled over 46-year-old Pedro Elizondo on Interstate 40 after entering Davidson County.
Officers allegedly seized over $170,000 in cash and 9 pounds of heroin from 30-year-old Adrian Gott's home. Officers allegedly seized over $170,000 in cash and 9 pounds of heroin from 30-year-old Adrian Gott's home.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

Six people were arrested in recent days in connection to a large-scale heroin and cocaine trafficking organization in Nashville.

Metro police said they executed several search warrants in a three-month long investigation that included the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, DEA agents and La Vergne police.

Adrian Gott, 30, is accused of being the local leader.  He and his conspirators are accused of being responsible for importing as much as 66 pounds of cocaine and 22 pounds of heroin into the Nashville area per month.

The drugs were reportedly distributed via the streets.

Officers seized nearly nine pounds of heroin, 18 pounds of cocaine, $170,000 in cash, five vehicles and six guns.

The cocaine was seized after officers pulled over 46-year-old Pedro Elizondo on Interstate 40 after entering Davidson County.

Authorities said the drugs were concealed inside the Ford Mustang he was driving.  Elizondo was charged with two felony cocaine counts.

The heroin and cash were seized in Gott's residence.  He now faces felony heroin and cocaine charges.

The others arrested include 38-year-old Billandrus Caruthers, 34-year-old Michael Davis, 32-year-old James Manning and 27-year-old Alan Martinez.

Each faces different felony drug charges.  Caruthers faces additional charges for evading arrest.

Metro police said their investigation into heroin and cocaine trafficking is ongoing.

Powered by WorldNow

441 Murfreesboro Road Nashville, TN 37210

Telephone: 615.369.7222
Fax: 615.369.7329
Email: news@wkrn.com

Can’t find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Young Broadcasting of Nashville, LLC. A Media General Company.