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26-year-old suspect arrested on drug, gun charges as part of undercover narcotics operation

Nashville, TENNESSEE – According to the MNPD officials, the 26-year-old suspect was arrested and taken into custody on Friday.

His name is Khalil Smith and he is charged in a federal complaint with possession with intent to distribute fentanyl, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and being a convicted felon in possession of a gun.

Metro Police said the 26-year-old suspect faces a mandatory minimum sentence of five years and up to life in federal prison.

On Friday, undercover detectives encountered a man near Hall of Fame Park who said he could get them cocaine.

Few minutes later, Smith and another man arrived.

The 26-year-old suspect then sold three grams of white powder to an undercover detective for $200.

As officers moved in to make the arrests, Smith tried to run away, but was quickly apprehended.

The responding officers reportedly recovered two bags of white powder containing a total of eleven grams that tested positive for fentanyl, one bag of white rocks that tested positive for cocaine, 23 Xanax bars, and 21 grams of marijuana.

The three grams of powder sold to the undercover detective also tested positive for fentanyl.

Smith was reportedly armed with a nine 9-mm Beretta semi-automatic pistol loaded with 17 rounds.