Dozens Of Drug Dealers Arrested In 'Operation Antidote'

Posted at 11:04 AM, Aug 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-05 19:45:24-04

Officials in Cheatham County said 57 people have been indicted after a county-wide undercover drug operation.

Those with the Cheatham County Sheriff’s Office began “Operation Antidote” in February. They worked with residents to gather information and purchase prescription pills, crystal meth, heroin, and marijuana.

The cases on those 57 people were presented Monday to the Cheatham Grand Jury. Authorities said their ages ranged from 16 years of age to 73 years old.

Friday morning, deputies said they arrested those who sold drugs on multiple occasions. Multiple agencies helped with the arrests, including those from the Ashland City Police Department, Kingston Springs Police Department, Pleasant View Police Department, 23rd Judicial Drug Task Force, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Tennessee Highway Patrol, and the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office.

According to Sheriff Mike Breedlove, the sheriff’s office has been committed to fighting the drug epidemic in Cheatham County that has led to many deaths in the communities.

Sheriff Breedlove also said those who were not arrested during the first phase have three options. “Stop now, leave the county, or continue selling your poison and we’ll be coming for you,” the sheriff said.

Anyone with information on a drug dealer has been asked to call 615-792-2021.

Authorities said you can also contact them through private message on their Facebook page by clicking here or email them tips at They added all information would remain confidential.