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Complaints Lead To Arrest Of Neighbor On Drug Charges

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Complaints from neighbors about drug sales in their apartment complex led to the arrest of a man on several charges.

Police said a large number of neighbors at Greenleaf Apartments on Old Hickory Boulevard complained to them about 31-year-old Nelson Mendez. On Tuesday morning, police followed him out of the apartments and pulled over for swerving on the road.

Police said they found a gun, marijuana, and oxycodone pills in his car. During a search of his apartment, police found 16 bags of marijuana, 368 oxycodone pills, $3,000 in cash, and three handguns--none of them registered to Mendez.

Mendez said he had been receiving 480 oxycodone pills at a time when his friend made trips to Florida to get them.

He told police he sold the pills for $25 apiece, but only sold the marijuana to his close friends.

Mendez was charged with multiple offenses, including possession with the intent to sell, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, and dangerous felon in possession of a weapon.

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