In one week, Metro police have made three arrests at the same apartment complex in Hermitage.
On Monday, a woman was charged after a fight led to a big fire at the Green Leaf apartments on Old Hickory Boulevard. Her boyfriend was also arrested but later released and not charged.
Several apartments were heavily damaged in the alleged arson.
Now, in a separate case, police have made arrests in a suspected drug operation involving a resident of the complex.
Officer took Nelson Mendez into custody on Tuesday after they pulled him over on Interstate 40 near Mt. Juliet.
Police said Mendez was driving prescription drugs to sell in Mt. Juliet. He told police he lived at the Green Leaf apartments.
Officers found marijuana and drug paraphernalia at Mendez's apartment.
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