Police find 5 pounds of cocaine, $153K cash in Nashville motel room

Posted at 6:59 AM, Jun 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-11 14:51:26-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Two men were arrested after police found more than five pounds of cocaine and a large amount of cash in a Nashville motel room.

A Metro Nashville police affidavit said detectives were called to a Rodeway Inn on Wallace Road on Monday afternoon.

They searched a room and found 5.5 pounds of cocaine -- worth $100,000 -- and $153,000 in cash. Two suspects, 26-year-old Javier Calderon-Garcia and Jorge Nieves-Sanchez, were both arrested.

Both were charged with possessing cocaine for resale and were held in lieu of $100,000 bond each.

Police said the cocaine originated in Mexico and represents at least 4,500 user “hits.”