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Crime Three arrested, about $400,000 in cocaine seized in Nashville drug bust

02:42  29 may  2020
02:42  29 may  2020 Source:   tennessean.com

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A multi-agency drug investigation led to the discovery of nearly a half million dollars worth of cocaine and the arrest of three men in Nashville, state officials reported Thursday.

Cash and a handgun was also seized during the undercover investigation by agents with the Drug investigation Division of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and other federal and local law enforcement agencies.

According to the TBI, agents developed information about a drug transaction that was scheduled to take place in a parking lot near downtown Nashville on Wednesday.

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During an investigation, TBI agents, agents and detectives with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department Major Case Task Force, conducted surveillance at that location. As a result, officers approached a vehicle with people inside, who were in possession of about four kilograms of cocaine.

Three men were arrested and booked into the Davidson County Jail on the following charges.

  • Christopher Kenneth Funez, 18, of Antioch: One count possession and conspiracy to deliver over 300 grams of cocaine, one count possession of firearm during the commission of a felony.
  • Francisco Castillo Rojas, 46, of Juarez, Mexico: One count possession and conspiracy to deliver over 300 grams of cocaine.
  • Marco Polo Sanchez, 26, of Murfreesboro: One count conspiracy to deliver over 300 grams of cocaine.
a person posing for the camera: Christopher Kenneth Funez © TBI Christopher Kenneth Funez

All three remained jailed on Thursday, online records showed.

A TBI spokeswoman said the estimated street value of the cocaine is about $400,000.

Reach Natalie Neysa Alund at nalund@tennessean.com and follow her on Twitter @nataliealund.

This article originally appeared on Nashville Tennessean: Three arrested, about $400,000 in cocaine seized in Nashville drug bust

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