NASHVILLE — A crate of marijuana shipped from Phoenix for distribution to street dealers in Nashville has been intercepted by narcotics detectives assigned to the MNPD’s Specialized Investigations Division.
Detectives on Thursday received information that the 327 pound wooden crate located at a local freight company could be tied to criminal activity. Police dog Caine checked the crate and indicated to the presence of drug odor.
Officers obtained a search warrant for the crate, which was found to contain approximately 140 pounds of marijuana. As undercover detectives watched, the crate was delivered to the scheduled address on Ryan Allen Circle in the Whites Creek area.
Tusabi Edwards, 40, of Phoenix, who detectives later learned flew into Nashville Wednesday, met the delivery driver, signed for the crate, and asked that it be placed in the garage. Edwards and co-defendant Terrence Reames, 38, of Ryan Allen Circle, then got into a car to leave the premises and were stopped by officers.
Edwards declined to be interviewed. Reames said that Edwards had come to Nashville to oversee the marijuana load. Reames said he was being paid to provide a place to breakdown the marijuana for resale on Nashville’s streets.
Edwards is being held in lieu of $200,000 bond. Reames’ bond is set at $50,000.