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8 homes, business raided in East Nashville narcotics investigation

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) - Eight homes and one business was raided in East Nashville Tuesday morning as part of an ongoing narcotics investigation.  

News 2 has learned seven people – Willie Matthews, 64, Keith Matthews, 51, Arthur Matthews, 56, Timothy Woodard, 58, Charles Woodard, 54, James Griffin, 35, and Trayco Jenkins, 34 – were all arrested and are charged with distribution of narcotics.  

Commander David Imhoff told News 2 their arrests made a “big dent” in illegal activity in East Nashville.

Police also seized five handguns, a shotgun and an AK-47.  

News 2 was at a home on Scott Avenue that was raided as part of the bust Tuesday morning.  

Officers were seen going in and out of the home and a sign saying, “Narcotics Search Warrant – Metropolitan Police Department” was placed at the end of the home’s driveway. A drug dog was also taken inside to search the home.  

Additional information was not immediately released.  

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