23rd Judicial District Drug Task Force Uses ERAD In Drug Trafficking Investigation
March 28, 2024

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We would like to share an update from an ERAD client regarding a recent development in the ongoing efforts to combat illegal drug trafficking activities.

ERAD’s Superior Technology Combats Illegal Activities!

In February of 2024, a collaborative effort between law enforcement agencies initiated an investigation into a drug trafficking organization (DTO) operating out of Nashville, Tennessee. This initiative stemmed from credible information suggesting the DTO’s involvement in trafficking significant quantities of methamphetamine and fentanyl.

Through meticulous investigation and strategic operations, agents were able to conduct controlled purchases, ultimately accumulating over three pounds of methamphetamine from the DTO. This led to the execution of a crucial search warrant at a residence linked to the DTO in Nashville. During the search, law enforcement successfully seized approximately 3.5 pounds of suspected methamphetamine, around 60 grams of suspected powder fentanyl, 86 grams of cocaine, and 92 pills of unknown composition, along with a substantial amount of cash currency.

One particularly noteworthy aspect of this operation during the search was the utilization of ERAD’s technology to discover that the target possessed a Cash App account with a significant balance of approximately $32,701, directly linked to their illicit activities.

In a strategic move, agents leveraged their access to ERAD (Electronic Recovery and Access to Data) to seize a portion of the funds from the Cash App account. Despite transactional limits imposed by Cash App, agents successfully seized $14,500 in electronic funds with the help of ERAD. This not only secured a substantial portion of the funds immediately but also ensured their preservation while agents pursued a search warrant for the remaining balance.

Agent Eric Zuller (ezuller@cityofdickson.com) of the 23rd Judicial District Drug Task Force stated, “This successful operation highlights the effectiveness of collaborative efforts between law enforcement agencies and the strategic utilization of technology from ERAD in combating illegal activities. We all remain committed to our ongoing partnership in safeguarding our communities and upholding the law.”