Two Convicted Nashville Cocaine Felons Jailed on New Drug Conspiracy Charges
July 3, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Convicted cocaine felon Bruce Butler is back behind bars after he bought one kilogram of cocaine from undercover Metro police narcotics detectives posing as drug dealers.
Officers received information that Butler was looking to buy a significant quantity of cocaine and arranged to meet him Tuesday afternoon at a South Nashville motel. After inspecting the cocaine the officers had brought, Butler elected to purchase the kilogram (2.2 pounds) for $29,000. He was taken into custody after the cocaine and cash exchanged hands. An additional $6,000 cash Butler was carrying was also seized.
Butler, 34, is charged with engaging in a drug conspiracy and possession of the kilogram of cocaine for resale.
Also arrested was Harry A. Summers, 38, who accompanied Butler to the deal and is also a convicted cocaine felon. Summers is charged with engaging in a drug conspiracy and possessing smaller amounts of powder cocaine (6.8 grams) and marijuana (1.5 grams). He is also facing three counts of failure to appear in court.
Butler is jailed in lieu of $300,000 bond. Summers is being held in lieu of $385,000 bail.