37-year-old Eric Jenkins, who goes by the moniker ‘Shark of Wall Street’, is acknowledged by the DA’s office to be one of Nashville’s largest drug Kingpins – and you’ve probably never heard of him unless you’re among the city’s most elite clientele he serviced. Nashville took him into custody earlier this summer during a “major sting operation” when he attempted to take possession of 10 kilos of cocaine from an undercover agent – and all local charges have disappeared.
On June 18th, Eric Jenkins attempted to take possession of ten kilograms of cocaine from an undercover officer at 330 Cartwright Street, across from Motel 6 in Goodlettsville, Tennessee.
According to a spokesperson for Nashville District Attorney Glenn Funk, Jenkins was only held in Nashville for a short time until the Federal Magistrate was available, and then the feds picked him up and took him into custody, and the local charges to hold him were dropped. A search of the federal filing system shows federal agents have not yet filed formal charges – a tactic often used when someone is cooperating with an investigation.
An email below, from the District Attorney’s office, explains why Nashville dropped the local charges: