Metro police: Father, son met undercover cop to sell 100 pills of Roxicodone

L to R: Anthony Pignone, Jeffery Pignone (Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department)
L to R: Anthony Pignone, Jeffery Pignone (Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A father and son were arrested after police say they met with an undercover officer to sell 100 pills of the narcotic pain medication Roxicodone.

The Middle Tennessee men now face felony drug counts after trying to sell the pills one said arrived to Nashville from the Philippines.

(Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department)
(Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department)

According to a press release, Jeffery Pignone, 38, of Hickory Glade Drive, and Anthony Pignone, 70, of Bethpage, were taken into custody Monday in a business parking lot on Donelson Pike after Jeffery sold the 100 pills for $2,000 cash.

Jeffery was driven to the deal by his father, police said.

A search of their car allegedly yielded an additional 400 pills.

Anthony reportedly acknowledged he knew about the shipment and that the pills were to be sold.

Jeffery Pignone was released from jail after posting a $50,000 bond. Anthony Pignone posted a $20,000 bond.