By Mt. Juliet News Staff Reporter

Detective Justin Cagle received an award of recognition at the recent TNOA annual conference for a large Mt. Juliet drug investigation. TBI Special Agent Rebekah Waterston, who was influential in the success of the investigation, received the same recognition for her assistance.

The investigation resulted in a 16-count indictment that involved the sale of illegal narcotics from a cellphone shop, where multiple drug transactions were conducted from the inside. 

Throughout the investigation, more than 264 grams of heroin, 64 grams of methamphetamine and 452 Xanax pills were seized. It was the largest heroin investigation Mt. Juliet police has conducted.