FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
January 28, 2016
Guilty Verdict in Drug Trafficking Case
(Nashville, TN)—A man accused of bringing large amounts of cocaine into Nashville from California has been found guilty of the crime by Davidson County jury. Cesar Israel Parra-Baez, 41, was found guilty on five of six counts of conspiracy to deliver over 300 grams of cocaine, possession with intent to deliver and money laundering after a three-day trial this week. Assistant District Attorney Ed Ryan called Parra-Baez one of the main suppliers of cocaine brought in to Nashville from California. Twenty-four (24) other co-defendants in the case previously pled guilty.
Parra-Baez has an immigration hold on him and faces possible deportation after serving his sentence. A sentencing hearing has been scheduled for March 9 in Division VI Criminal Court. Parra-Baez faces up to 99 years in prison.