Metro officer arrests dealer with nearly 600 grams of Fentanyl

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) – A Metro officer took down a drug dealer with a prison background on Wednesday early morning right after viewing him make a sale at a fuel station in Hermitage.

In accordance to the arrest affidavit, the officer observed a man go away the Hermitage Inn in a gold car and park at the Thornton’s gasoline station throughout avenue on Lebanon Pike. The person received into a various car, a blue Chevy Malibu, and stayed there for some time. Right after exiting that car, the guy still left and the officer adopted the Malibu.

Soon after a short tail, the officer pulled the Malibu around for rushing and arrived to a prevent at the Piggly Wiggly on Robinson Highway all-around 11 a.m. The driver was discovered as 34-yr-old Leroy Topp, who is a convicted felon out of Michigan for a 2006 murder and is out on bond for a 2019 to start with-diploma murder charge.

The officer speedily found drug paraphernalia inside the car or truck and executed a search, developing more than 400 capsules of Roxicodone and a Crown Royal bag containing a white powder that weighed about 570 grams, verified to be Fentanyl. The officer also identified 136 grams of methamphetamine, a P320 semi-automatic handgun with publications, and $36,304 in funds, according to the affidavit.

The trunk of the motor vehicle disclosed two semi-automated rifles: an American tactical AR-15 and a Highpoint 9mm carbine.

Topp stays in custody and faces three felony drug possession costs and two felony gun possession costs, amid many others.

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