Police bust marijuana growing operation

Friday, March 12, 2010 at 1:29am
Staff reports

An unoccupied house in south Nashville was allegedly being used to conceal a marijuana growing operation, according to Metro police.

Officers said they found 150 marijuana plants, 16 pounds of processed marijuana, one loaded pistol and special equipment used to grow marijuana during a search Thursday of the house at 1609 Citation Drive.

Police did not make any arrests, but they are continuing their investigation.

9 Comments on this post:

By: Kosh III on 3/12/10 at 6:59

I am glad that robbery murder rape hedgefunds and other crimes are eliminated and we can concentrate on things like this. (sarcasm)

(more sarcasm) Funny how the conservatives/rightwing folk are all about freedom, except the freedom to enjoy pot. Funny how they want government to leave businesses alone, except for private enterprises like this. Bush's favorite philosopher said something about "woe unto you hypocrites..."

By: dargent7 on 3/12/10 at 7:13

I do not smoke. But, that "operation" is 100x more healthy, medicinal, than 99.9% of the toxic, verifiable, killer drugs the big pharmas put out. Marijuana never killed anyone. No one's OD'd, like all the Hollywood types on "prescription" medication. It's relatively cheap, fun to grow, cost effective.
We've got out priorities backwards.

By: whistleblower on 3/12/10 at 11:20

Not to worry. Vanderbilt's MED students will be back from Spring Break on Monday.

By: OleMissFan on 3/12/10 at 11:28

If they legalized it, they wouldn't be able to continue to rape the american public and we cannot have that.

Where else would they be able to get equivalent funds for building more prisons, contractors for those prisons and money from confiscated homes, cars and money.

Jeez, sounds like the other posters here don't enjoy bending over the crap laws either.

By: gruntz on 3/12/10 at 11:36

Using drugs recreationally, whether it is legal or not, is bad for you, bad for your family and bad for everyone else. Do you seriously believe we would all be better off if we legalized pot? All we would get is an increase in the number of high people driving around town. We need to be doing things that reduce the number of people driving while "buzzed". I lost a sister to one of these drivers and until you have walked in my shoes you really don't have a clue. I visited her boyfriend in the hospital after the accident and he cried like a baby and said he felt like a murderer. Try living with that the rest of your life. Thank you to the police who risk their lives looking into houses like this one.

By: TITAN1 on 3/12/10 at 12:35

I was wondering when someone was going to post some common sense. Illegal is illegal and the stuff is dangerous.Sorry for your loss, gruntz.

By: OleMissFan on 3/12/10 at 4:38

common sense? You have to be kidding me? Get into reality. 65 billion a year for a narcotic war no one wants? Not one person ever dying from marijuana use yet we have a country of pill, alcohol and nicotine addicts? Its about giving adults an alternative. Study the history of the narcotic laws and you will see evil in action. DEA's own administrative judge said marijuana is the safest most inert drug there is. Quit believing everything the government tells you and get with the program. With millions having tried marijuana where are the deaths? Where is the cancer? Where is the schizophrenia?

Its with the people that support the narcotic war and allow the police and government to circumvent your rights to make money. That is what this is all about.

Jesus, I wasn't aware there were still people that believed that still living.

By: DDG on 3/12/10 at 4:51

I don't smoke at all these days, but Mary Jane can't be any worse than alcohol.

By: TITAN1 on 3/13/10 at 6:34

OleMissFan must be a hippie from the sixties.