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2 nabbed by drug task force, federal charges pending

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By JENNIFER HORTONThe Wilson PostAuthorities arrested two subjects this week after observing a drug transaction between them occur.Sheriff Terry Ashe said in a news release issued late Thursday afternoon that detectives with the Wilson County Violent Crimes and Narcotics Task Force received information that the two subjects were going to make a large cocaine deal in Wilson. The detectives saw the two subjects meet and took them into custody.Detectives recovered more than 1 kilo of cocaine that had changed hands in the transaction. They then obtained a search warrant for one of the subject’s residence and recovered a Glock pistol and two shotguns. They also seized a custom racing motorcycle, a BMW 745, and a highly modified show truck with numerous pieces of high-end electronics.The drugs, the sheriff said, have an estimated street value of $80,000, and the vehicle and other items were worth more than $100,000.The subjects, who have not been identified, have not been charged. Possible charges in Wilson and Davidson Counties will be presented to the counties’ respective grand juries and federal weapons charges are pending. The subjects’ names will be released once the evidence has been presented to the grand jury. Detectives, Ashe said, have closed the case.“The members of the Violent Crimes and Narcotics Task Force continue to perform to my highest expectations and are making a positive impact on our community,” he said.The task force includes the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Wilson County Sheriff’s Department and the Lebanon Police Department.
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