The Drug Enforcement Administration confiscated about 575 marijuana plants near the airport Thursday as part of larger ongoing federal investigation.
Mike Stanfill, assistant special agent in charge for the DEA Nashville office, said agents found the plants on airport property though no one was arrested yesterday.
The plants were located near property belonging to Triumph Aerostructures — Vought Aircraft Division, which makes airplane parts for the government as well as commercial airlines.
A Triumph spokesperson, who did not wish to be identified, said a Human Resource employee at the company was briefed on the situation and said the owner of the marijuana plants was in custody prior to Thursday’s roundup of the plants.
No one from the company, located on Vultee Boulevard off Briley Parkway, appeared to be involved.