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Published on June 19, 2024
Nashville Police Seize Large Amounts of Narcotics and Firearm, Adrian Lewis Arrested on Multiple Felony ChargesSource: Metro Nashville Police Department

Nashville's ongoing battle with drug activity saw a significant moment of action earlier this week, resulting in a substantial narcotics and firearm seizure. According to WSMV, Metro Nashville Police Department detectives responded to community complaints about suspected drug sales in the neighborhood of DeFord Bailey Avenue and 12th Avenue South, near the Nashville Public Library’s Edgehill branch.

Surveillance of the troubled area led to the arrest of Adrian Lewis, 39, on Monday when detectives observed him partake in what appeared to be drug transactions. Police followed Lewis to an area gas station where they effected the arrest and searched his Dodge Durango. Alongside finding a loaded nine-millimeter pistol with an extended magazine, the vehicle search yielded 36.5 grams of cocaine, 42.3 grams of powder fentanyl, 6.9 grams of heroin, and around 100 fentanyl pills, WKRN reported.

Lewis, who has a criminal history, was on federal supervised release following his 2012 conviction for voluntary manslaughter. "Lewis is charged with felon in possession of a firearm, the commission of a felony while in possession of a gun, and three counts of felony drug possession," according to a FOX17 news article.

Since the consequence of the bust, Lewis has remained in custody with his bond set at $160,000. The arrest highlighted an ongoing issue in the neighborhood, with officials hoping that the removal of such significant quantities of narcotics off the street might provide reprieve to an area beset by the ongoing drug crisis. The case against Lewis is being handled by local authorities, and further legal proceedings are expected as the investigation continues.