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Men jailed after swallowing $5,000 in heroin

Two men are in custody after swallowing nearly $5,000 worth of heroin. Acting on a tip, Franklin Police conducted surveillance April 29 when they observed the suspects acting suspiciously in the parking lot of a Cool Springs business.

Officers attempted to stop the suspects as they exited the lot, but the suspects did not immediately pull over. During the stop, at Moores Lane and Mallory, officers uncovered evidence of a drug transaction and took 20-year-old Christian Ivan Barrios Serrano and 32-year-old Mauricio Chavez Angel into custody.

During an interview, investigators became concerned that the suspects may have swallowed heroin to hide it from officers trying to pull them over. Ambulances were dispatched to Police Headquarters, and both suspects transported to the Williamson Medical Center. Officers later recovered more than 50 balloons, swallowed by the suspects, containing heroin. Also recovered from the suspects was $2,300 in cash.

Posted on: 5/3/2013


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