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Trio arrested on drug charges in MJ

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Crockett, Demonbreum & Jordan

over 100 pounds of marijuana --
A multi-agency undercover drug sting led to the arrest Tuesday, June 30 of three alleged drug offenders who attempted to purchase a large amount of marijuana at a Mt. Juliet storage facility to distribute in the Nashville area.

The three offenders - Christopher L. Crockett, 37; Wayford Demonbreum, 40, both of Nashville; and James Jordan, 34, of Madison - were arrested while they each attempted to separately purchase 100 pounds of marijuana at the Just Box It storage facility, located at 129 Sunset Circle.

Alongside special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) Drug Investigation Division and the Metro-Nashville Police Department's Specialized Investigative Division, Mt. Juliet's Crime Suppression Unit began investigating the operation after learning the activity involved the sale of illicit drugs in Mt. Juliet, Nashville and communities throughout Middle Tennessee.

According to the MJPD, the arrests "represent the culmination of a lengthy investigation into a network of individuals accused of operating a large-scale drug operation."

Investigators also executed several search warrants Tuesday and seized 143 grams of cocaine, over 700 pills that included over 100 ecstasy pills, eight pounds of prepackaged marijuana and three handguns, in addition to four vehicles and $24,000 in cash.

"Tuesday's operation was a large hit against drug trafficking in the Mt. Juliet and Nashville areas, and I am thankful that we were able to successfully arrest these individuals who jeopardize the safety of our community," Mt. Juliet Police Chief James Hambrick said Tuesday.

"This investigation was fully developed by members of our department's crime suppression unit. Due to the size and scope of this investigation, we sought the assistance of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and Metro-Nashville Police Department. Together, we ensured that these individuals, who broke laws and corrupted our society with drugs, will no longer be able to operate in our communities."

Crockett is a convicted felon, convicted in the past of selling cocaine and marijuana and unlawful possession of a handgun by a felon. He is charged with seven counts of possession of a Schedule II drug, one count of possession of a Schedule I drug, one count of possession with intent to distribute a Schedule VI drug and one count of criminal conspiracy to distribute a Schedule VI drug.

Demonbreum is a convicted felon, convicted in the past of second degree murder, aggravated assault and selling cocaine and crack. He is charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute a Schedule II drug, one count of possession with intent to distribute a Schedule VI drug and one count of criminal conspiracy to distribute a Schedule VI drug.

Jordan is also a convicted felon, convicted in the past of reckless aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a handgun by a felon and selling cocaine. He is charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute a Schedule VI drug and one count of criminal conspiracy to distribute a Schedule VI drug.

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