Father, Son Arrested After Drug Deal

Posted at 10:12 PM, Nov 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-23 23:12:42-05

A Middle Tennessee father and son were arrested after trying to sell drugs to an undercover officer.

Officers with the Metro Nashville Police Department arrested 38-year-old Jeffery John Pignone and his 70-year-old father Anthony Pignone.

Investigators said detectives met the pair in a business parking lot on Donelson Pike. Jeffery sold the undercover officer 100 Roxicodone pills for $2,000 cash. Jeffery was driven to the deal by his father. 

A search of the vehicle yielded an additional 400 pills. Jeffery told detectives that they were shipped to him from the Philippines. Anthony acknowledged he knew about the shipment and that the pills were to be sold.

Jeffery Pignone was released from jail after posting a $50,000 bond.  Anthony Pignone posted a $20,000 bond.