35,000 Pills Shipped To Nashville From Canada; Alleged Dealer Arrested

Posted at 7:28 PM, May 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-23 20:28:50-04

A drug investigation led to one arrest and the seizure of more than 35,000 pills that were shipped to Nashville from Canada.

Timothy D. Watkins, 25, was arrested after picking up the package of pills.

Detectives from the MNPD’s Major Crimes Task Force and agents from U.S. Homeland Security and U.S. Postal Inspectors intercepted the drug filled parcel which was addressed to a home on Tampa Drive in South Nashville on Tuesday.

After being taken into custody, Watkins admitted that he sold pills.  

Police then searched a home on Albee Drive where Watkins was staying and found 10 bags of pills and four guns.

He was charged with possession of drugs for resale, unlawful gun possession and possession of two stolen firearms, a pistol that was reported stolen from a Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent and a rifle that was reported stolen from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.

Watkins was released from jail after posting a $37,500 bond.