MT. JULIET, Tenn. (WTVF) — 475 pounds of cocaine were seized by the Wilson County Sheriff's Office and Lebanon Police Department Thursday, May 30.
According to officials, a local business in Mt. Juliet called police to alert them to a number of suspicious packages with no labels they had received. When detectives arrived, they discovered traces of cocaine.
The officers searched the boxes and found the 216 kilograms of cocaine.
Because the business that received the shipment and called the police is not believed to be involved with the cocaine, the business name has not been released and will remain anonymous.
"We always encourage everyone that when you see something, say something, and that's exactly what the business owners did when they received these unlabeled packages that arrived at their facility," Sheriff Robert Brown said. "We were able to obtain a search warrant for the packages and located approximately 216 kilos of powder cocaine. The investigation is very active and we will work with our fellow law enforcement agencies to track down those responsible for this large shipment of drugs into our country."