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Nashville woman faces federal charges after heroin, fentanyl bust at bus station

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Posted at 9:00 AM, Dec 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-18 16:36:18-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A Nashville woman is facing federal charges after a heroin and fentanyl bust at a Metro bus station.

A release from U.S. Attorney Don Cochran said 31-year-old Jennifer Montejo was charged in a criminal complaint last Thursday with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin and 400 grams or more of fentanyl.

Investigators arrested her at the bus station as she was returning from California. She’d bought a one-way ticket to Los Angeles days earlier.

They said they found four kilos of a substance believed to contain fentanyl and about one kilo of a substance believed to be heroin in her luggage.

According to authorities, she and others had been identified as targets in a drug trafficking investigation in the Nashville area and at a state prison.

At the time of her arrest, she was on bond for state drug charges in Dickson County. In that case, investigators said troopers stopped her on I-40 when she was coming back from California and found ¾ of a kilogram of pills containing fentanyl, about one kilogram of heroin, and three firearms.

If convicted, she faces a minimum of 10 years and up to life in prison.

The ongoing investigation is being coordinated with multiple federal agencies, including the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Internal Revenue Service.