8 lbs of cocaine seized, 3 men arrested selling cocaine from car with children inside


The Metro Nashville Police arrested three men in South Nashville who are part of a large-scale cocaine, heroin and meth distribution ring.

According to the MNPD, agents found Erwin Rayo, 31, and Blas Garcia, 28, trying to sell cocaine in South Nashville on Thursday. At the time of the arrest, Garcia was driving with his 5-year-old daughter and 3-year-old son in the back seat during the drug sale.

Detectives then went to Rayo's apartment on Nolensville Pike where 31-year-old Jesus Calderon answered the door. Police found cocaine, drug paraphernalia and a handgun recently stolen from a LaVergne, Tennessee gun store in a hamper of Calderon’s clothes.

Calderon was charged with theft, felon in possession of a weapon, and felony drug possession and jailed on a $100,000 bond. At the time of his arrest, he was free on bond from a January arrest for felony drug possession.

Garcia was charged with cocaine possession with intent to distribute and two counts of child neglect. He is being held in lieu of $270,000 bond.

Rayo was charged with two counts of cocaine possession with intent to distribute. He is being held in lieu of $300,000 bond.

The men were arrested as part of an investigation by the Specialized Investigations Division Major Case Task Force, Drug Enforcement Administration agents and TBI agents.

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