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5 arrested, 230 pounds of pot seized in Nashville raid

May 20th, 2014 4:16 pm by Andy Humbles, The Tennessean

5 arrested, 230 pounds of pot seized in Nashville raid

A two-month investigation led to the confiscation of 230 pounds of marijuana. (Photo: Metro Nashville Police Department )

NASHVILLE — A two-month investigation of drug trafficking from Mexico and Texas into Nashville has led to five arrests and 230 pounds of marijuana and 11 pounds of cocaine seized.

Those charged with felony drug offenses are: Josue Santo Diaz, 34, of Hickory Hollow Parkway in Antioch; Stephanie Andrea Diaz, 24, of Apache Trail in Antioch; Miguel Cortez, 36, of Paragon Mills Road in Nashville; and Juan Laturneri, 47, of Apache Trail in Antioch. Maria D. Combs, 40, is already jailed in Humphreys County on money laundering charges.

The investigation also led to the recovery of more than 2 pounds of methamphetamine and $110,742 cash.

Our partners at The Tennessean have more on the raid.

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