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Police arrest accused Nashville heroin dealers part of phone-order system in Mexico

Police arrest Nashville heroin dealers part of phone-order system in Mexico (MNPD)

Metro Nashville Police arrested two men in an international heroin dealing conspiracy on Tuesday.

Police arrested Brandon Aguilar-Perez, 21, and Jose Guzman-Perez, 27, and their apartment on Packard Drive. Officers found them with more than four ounces of black tar heroin, packaging materials, digital scales, two vehicles, and $22,000 cash.

Officers said the Nashville area heroin users would call a phone number that routed to a person in Mexico who would arrange for local delivery. Neighbors said the delivery methods and proximity to their homes is disconcerting.

"I see this on movies and stuff, but I never see it in real life,” Juan Rivera said. "I used to hear about this because I used to work at a county jail, a long time ago, and they talk about their ways of getting stuff around so it’s not as surprising,”

"It’s really surprising," Lisa Mendoza said. "I’m kind of sad about it, actually, I have siblings, I don’t want them growing up in that. This is where I live. It should be safe."

Neighbor Francisco Garcia is glad the drug dealers are off the streets.

"I’m really surprised because I have two little kids we play all the time out here, and it’s hard to believe we have something really close, something bad really close,” Garcia said.

Both men were charged with conspiracy to distribute heroin, possession of heroin with intent to distribute, and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. They were held in lieu of $100,000 bond each, and additional charges are anticipated.

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