Date: December 18, 2019
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Jennifer Montejo, 31, of Nashville, was charged in a criminal complaint on December 12, 2019, with possession with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin and 400 grams or more of fentanyl, announced United States Attorney Don Cochran for the Middle District of Tennessee.
According to the criminal complaint, Montejo and others had been previously identified as targets in a drug trafficking investigation in the Nashville area and at a state prison. Montejo was arrested on December 11, 2019, at a Nashville bus station as she was returning from California, after purchasing a one-way airline ticket to Los Angeles, days earlier. Approximately four kilograms of a substance believed to contain fentanyl, and about one kilogram of a substance believed to be heroin were discovered in Montejo’s luggage.
Montejo was on bond for state drug charges in Dickson County, Tennessee, which resulted from an incident in July 2019, where the Tennessee Highway Patrol stopped Montejo on Interstate 40 as she was travelling from California, and subsequently found approximately ¾ of a kilogram of pills containing fentanyl, about one kilogram of heroin, and three firearms.
If convicted, Montejo faces a minimum of 10 years and up to life in prison.
The arrest is part of an ongoing investigation into substantial drug trafficking which is allegedly being coordinated by a state prisoner. That investigation is being conducted by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation Division, the Tennessee Department of Corrections – Office of the Inspector General, the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department, and other partner agencies. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Sunny A.M. Koshy.
The defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.