Marijuana grow operation found in west Nashville

Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at 6:57pm
Staff reports

Metro Police Officer Charlie Coe allegedly found a marijuana grow operation in the backyard of a west Nashville home Tuesday afternoon.

Officer Coe responded to an unrelated call next door when he spotted the marijuana plants at 522 Eastboro Drive in Charlotte Park. Lawrence Barnes Jr., 40, gave permission to search his home and grounds, police said.

Police seized 41 marijuana plants and drug paraphernalia.

Barnes is charged with manufacturing marijuana and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.

Persons wanting to report drug activity can do so anonymously by calling 244-DOPE. There is also a link on the police department’s Internet site for the reporting of criminal activity.