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Published on June 19, 2024
Nashville Police Arrest Man, Seize Drugs and Firearm on DeFord Bailey Avenue Amid Drug CrackdownSource: Nashville Police Department

Monday's sting operation on DeFord Bailey Avenue and 12th Avenue South brought a firm hand down on alleged narcotics sales in the neighborhood. The Nashville Police Department reported the arrest of 39-year-old Adrian Lewis and the seizure of both drugs and a firearm. Residents' complaints triggered a surveillance that saw Lewis supposedly engage in a drug deal before departing in his Dodge Durango.

According to the Nashville Police, Lewis was trailed to a gas station, where he was arrested by officers from the Specialized Investigations Division. Found in his vehicle was a loaded nine-millimeter pistol with an extended magazine, along with a sizable quantity of illicit substances—cocaine, heroin, and both powdered and pill forms of fentanyl, tipping the scales at 36.5 grams, 6.9 grams, and an approximate 100 pills, respectively.

History is not without its eyes on Lewis, who is currently under federal supervised release. His backstory includes a voluntary manslaughter conviction in 2012. The role he now finds himself playing is that of a defendant once more, facing serious charges: felon in possession of a firearm, the commission of a felony while in possession of a gun, and three counts of felony drug possession. In the shadow of these allegations, he is being held on a $160,000 bond.