Authorities have arrested 19 of 20 people charged in a criminal complaint with conspiracy to sell cocaine, crack cocaine and marijuana in Middle Tennessee.
Law enforcement officers began arresting those charged in the criminal complaint unsealed last Thursday. Using search warrants, authorities said Tuesday they'd seized more than 100 pounds of marijuana, more than $60,000 in cash, 23 firearms and a bullet-resistant vest, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Tennessee.
According to the complaint, investigators used intercepted phone conversations to follow drug transactions allegedly made by the group in Middle Tennessee and northern Alabama.
Most of the 19 defendants arrested so far are from Pulaski, Nashville, Antioch, Prospect and Dickson. Those in the Metro area include: Kejuana Latrese McCutcheon, 34, of Nashville; William Warren Head II, 30, Nashville; Clanisha Leshon Allen, 26, of Antioch; Spencer Randolph, 55, of Nashville; Gara Carlnesa Harris-Joslin, 29, of Antioch; Brandon Paul Hooper, 29, of Nashville; and Eddie Dewayne Dixon, 31, of Dickson.
Todd Arkalus Bryant, 37, of Smyrna remains at large. All are charged with participating in a drug trafficking conspiracy from 2009 to last week. Each defendant faces life in prison and a $4 million fine if convicted.
The 15-month-long investigation was conducted jointly by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the FBI, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. The Tennessee Highway Patrol as well as police in Metro, Pulaski, Columbia, Giles County and Maury County also assisted.