Police bust neighborhood heroin distributor near airport

Friday, January 27, 2012 at 5:31pm
Staff reports

A local heroin distributor was busted by Metro police after a six-month investigation that led to the discovery of his base of operations inside a home on Saturn Drive near the Nashville International Airport.

Carlos Jimenez-Aguilera, 22, was arrested on Wednesday and is charged with 10 felony counts of heroin sales. His bond was set at $373,000.

Jimenez-Aguilera was caught after communicating with undercover officers from the Specialized Investigations Division. He told officers his name was “Omar” and he would send a courier to make the heroin sales in neighborhoods across Nashville.

Narcotics detectives arrested Jimenez-Aguilera’s primary deliveryman, Luis Ramirez-Tiaga, 23, on Jan. 20. Ramirez-Tiaga was jailed in lieu of $110,000 bond.

According to the MNPD, Ramirez-Tiaga then was forced to make deliveries himself, which led him to authorities. He was arrested after delivering to an undercover officer in Donelson. Another man, Jose Aguilar-Lopez, 38, was arrested at the “base.”

Officer used messages on Jimenez-Aguilera’s cell phone to cite 13 others with misdemeanors for attempting to possess heroin.

Federal immigration holds have been placed on all three, who are believed to be from Mexico.

5 Comments on this post:

By: RTungsten on 1/27/12 at 5:46

Deport 'em!!

By: Ingleweird on 1/28/12 at 3:25

Deport yourself, Richard Head.

By: solo cup on 1/28/12 at 7:31

Lets get the mexicans out of here, they are destroying America. It looks as if these criminals change there name often so that they can continue with the sell of drugs in the US.
I picked the paper up this morning to see that one had run over three people that were walking on the sidewalk and left the scene to later crash into a tree. After leaving the scene the suspect had his father take him to the hospital for minor injuries from the crash where he was arrested.
I have noticed that these criminals are using two last names because when arrested it makes it harder to find them in the database at metro. If you look up the Alexis Lopez-Rodriguez (driver of the car that hit the three people) you will find a seperate file for each Alexis Lopez which as charged with Contr. Del. of Minor in 2010, Alexis Lopez-Rodriguez which had been charged in 2010 with poss or casual exchange, NO DRIVER LICENSE and Contr. Del. of Minor and Alexis Rodriguez which shows a different birth date and has been charged with Misd. Evading Arrest! It is time we do something about this before we lose more lives. Metro needs to check out every thing they can when arresting these people.

By: Ingleweird on 1/30/12 at 2:49

Let's get the intolerant out of here; they are destroying America. I read that article about Lopez-Rodriguez as well. Nowhere in the article did it state the nationality of the driver. You see a hispanic name and ASSume he is Mexican and here illegally. Then, you ASSume people with hyphenated names do so to make law enforcement difficult. That is the most ludicrous twist of logic I have come across since the last article I read about the TGA or TNGOP.

Your drivel easily identifies you as an idiot, a bigot, and possibly a racist, and possibly both a bigot AND a racist. I would gladly trade 10 Mexicans for one less of you.

By: spooky24 on 1/31/12 at 2:22

This is unusual for the fact that these are very small fry along with being very stupid. Heroin sales are not usually done this way. No one is going to use their cell phone for tags like they are slinging weed.
More than likely the heroin distribution network in Nashville is better off without them. Obviously, they were set up.
I wonder if they put them in protective custody in blackwoods?

sp