South Precinct undercover officers Wednesday night arrested a Nashville cab driver for alledgedly selling drugs out of his taxi on Murfreesboro Pike.
Mahmoud Z. Al-Bunni, 46, of Erin Lane, is charged with eight drug offenses, four of them felonies, and evading arrest. Officers attempted to arrest Al-Bunni after he sold a police operative crack cocaine and Xanax pills from his American Music City Cab van.
According to reports, he refused to stop for officers, drove into a Vultee Boulevard apartment complex, abandoned the cab and fled on foot. He was captured after a brief chase.
At the time of his arrest, Al-Bunni was carrying a small bag of crack cocaine, ten Xanax pills and six unidentified tablets, police said. On the ground where Al-Bunni fled, officers found a small bag of marijuana and a small bag of crack cocaine.
A search of the cab by police revealed a set of drug scales, two marijuana roaches, a bottle of antibiotic pills, and paraphernalia used to construct crack pipes.
Al-Bunni is being held in lieu of $82,000 bail.