2 charged after cocaine, guns found in Madison home

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Two people have been charged after cocaine, marijuana and a stolen gun were found during a search of a Madison home, according to police.

Arrest warrants indicate agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and Metro police detectives executed a narcotics search warrant on Lanier Drive Wednesday morning.

When the residence was searched, the police report states agents found 11 pounds of suspected cocaine, 20 pounds of suspected marijuana and $25,000 in cash.

Three firearms were also located, one of which was confirmed as stolen, according to investigators.

Joel Otey & Shelby Ivey (Courtesy: Tennessee Bureau of Investigation)

Warrants identify the two people inside the home as 27-year-old Shelby Ivey and 40-year-old Joel Otey.

Detectives said Otey has previous convictions for disorderly conduct, public intoxication, criminal trespass, drug possession and weapons charges, while Ivey has no prior criminal history in Nashville.

The warrants state agents were unable to determine ownership of the drugs, so both were charged with drugs and weapons charges.

The TBI revealed Thursday afternoon that the two arrests were connected to three others made at a home on Alice Street, where agents seized 110 pounds of crystal meth, 40 pounds of suspected cocaine, more than two pounds of heroin and cash in excess of $50,000.

Warrants identify the three men inside the home as 23-year-old Jose Raul Hernandez, 23-year-old Ismael Hernandez Perez and 45-year-old Nahum Rodriguez Jaimes.

All five were booked in the Metro Jail Wednesday, facing numerous felony drug charges.

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