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Feds shut down drug trafficking ring


Federal authorities have shut down a major drug trafficking ring in Middle Tennessee.

The federal complaint said the ring involved a local night club, shipping drugs in the mail and four suspects who were conspiring to distribute marijuana.

The FBI said it served search warrants Wednesday night at Klub Cirok in Nashville. It's still unclear what the connection is to that nightclub and the investigation.

This was a two-year undercover sting involving the ATF, the DEA and the FBI.

According to the complaint, drugs were being shipped from Oregon to Nashville. The four suspects, Joshua Eichel, J.R. Russell, Terry Jordan and Loren Vinett, are accused of conspiring to distribute marijuana dating back to 2011.

The complaint also said Eichel has been operating a drug-trafficking ring in Middle Tennessee. He was convicted in 2003 for distributing cocaine.

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