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Two Men Indicted for Narcotics and Firearms Offenses After More Than Four Pounds of Fentanyl and Nearly Thirty-five Pounds of Cocaine Found in Downtown Nashville High-Rise Apartment

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Tennessee

Nashville – Two Nashville, Tennessee, men are facing federal charges after agents executed multiple search warrants, including a search warrant on a downtown Nashville high-rise apartment, and discovered evidence of large-scale narcotics distribution — including more than four pounds of fentanyl, nearly thirty-five pounds of cocaine, approximately $350,000 in cash, and firearms — announced United States Attorney Henry C. Leventis.

The indictment returned by the grand jury charges Brandon Ostein, a/k/a “Snake,” 37, and Anthony Gloss, 40, with conspiring to possess with intent to distribute fentanyl and cocaine. Both men are also charged with distributing and possessing with intent to distribute fentanyl and cocaine, as well as weapons counts based on firearms recovered during searches of their Nashville apartments. The indictment also contains a forfeiture allegation in which the government seeks to forfeit any property derived from the proceeds of the crimes, including the approximately $350,000 in cash and three firearms.

If convicted, both men face no less than 30 years’ imprisonment and up to life imprisonment.

This case was investigated by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Drug Enforcement Administration, Murfreesboro Police Department, and Metropolitan Nashville Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Nicholas J. Goldin is prosecuting the case.

An indictment is merely an allegation. The defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.



Mark H. Wildasin

Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney

(615) 736-2079

Updated February 22, 2024

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