A local heroin distributor was busted by Metro police after a six-month investigation that led to the discovery of his base of operations inside a home on Saturn Drive near the Nashville International Airport.
Carlos Jimenez-Aguilera, 22, was arrested on Wednesday and is charged with 10 felony counts of heroin sales. His bond was set at $373,000.
Jimenez-Aguilera was caught after communicating with undercover officers from the Specialized Investigations Division. He told officers his name was “Omar” and he would send a courier to make the heroin sales in neighborhoods across Nashville.
Narcotics detectives arrested Jimenez-Aguilera’s primary deliveryman, Luis Ramirez-Tiaga, 23, on Jan. 20. Ramirez-Tiaga was jailed in lieu of $110,000 bond.
According to the MNPD, Ramirez-Tiaga then was forced to make deliveries himself, which led him to authorities. He was arrested after delivering to an undercover officer in Donelson. Another man, Jose Aguilar-Lopez, 38, was arrested at the “base.”
Officer used messages on Jimenez-Aguilera’s cell phone to cite 13 others with misdemeanors for attempting to possess heroin.
Federal immigration holds have been placed on all three, who are believed to be from Mexico.