Mt. Juliet, Tenn. – A local business owner was arrested, following a 16-count indictment related to the sale of illegal narcotics from a cell phone shop. Mt. Juliet Police Crime Suppression Unit Detectives received information that Seydina Diallo, 27, of Lebanon, was conducting illegal drug transactions from inside his business of Smart Choice Wireless, located at 11912 Lebanon Road. After receiving information about suspicious activity at Smart Choice Wireless, detectives began to investigate. They witnessed multiple drug transactions at Smart Choice Wireless, where Diallo was selling drugs from inside the store.
A joint investigation between Mt. Juliet Police Crime Suppression Unit Detectives and Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Special Agents led to the execution of a search warrant at Smart Choice Wireless and Diallo’s Lebanon apartment on Thursday, July 30, 2015. Around 140 grams of heroin, digital scales, and plastic bags were all discovered in the back room of Diallo’s business. At Diallo’s apartment, detectives discovered around 28 grams of methamphetamine, 28 grams of heroin, and 27 Xanax pills.
Throughout the course of the entire investigation, detectives seized more than 264 grams of heroin, 64 grams of methamphetamine, and 452 Xanax pills.
Diallo was indicted by a Wilson County Grand Jury in mid-September, and charged with the following:
- 6 counts of Unlawful Sale of a Schedule II Drug (Methamphetamine)
- 5 counts of Unlawful Sale of a Schedule IV Drug (Xanax)
- Unlawful Sale of a Schedule I Drug (Heroin)
- Unlawful Possession of a Schedule I Drug (Heroin)
- Unlawful Possession of a Schedule II Drug (Methamphetamine)
- Unlawful Possession of a Schedule IV Drug (Xanax)
- Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
“The results of this investigation are a direct reflection of Mt. Juliet Police Department’s efforts to keep dangerous drugs out of our wonderful city. We will continue to be aggressive to ensure drug dealers are not successful here,” stated Police Chief James Hambrick. “I’m thankful for our solid partnership with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. Their agents are always willing to assist us in our mission to keep our community safe.”
Diallo could not be located until Lebanon Police spotted him on Sunday, October 18, where he was arrested on the indictment and booked into the Wilson County Jail under a $75,000.00 bond.