Police find cache of drugs, weapon in Green Hills home

Monday, September 28, 2009 at 8:12pm
Staff reports
Richard Bostick Jr., John Bostick

Not paying a $66 airport parking fee will cost two Green Hills brothers much, much more.

Metro Police were serving warrants Saturday night on John Bostick, 29, who was wanted for riding his motorcycle past an airport attendant without paying the parking fee, when they noticed an odor or marijuana outside the Vailwood Drive home.

John Bostick and his brother, Richard Bostick Jr., 31, both of 4008 Vailwood Drive, admitted there was some marijuana inside the residence, police said.

Officers obtained a search warrant for the home.

During the search, officers seized more than a half-pound of marijuana, six handguns, four rifles, three shotguns, drug paraphernalia, 74.5 Lortab pills and 31.5 Xanax pills, police said.

John Bostick faces three felony drug possession charges and charges related to his failure to pay for airport parking, including reckless driving and theft of services. He is being held in lieu of $85,000 bond.

Richard Bostick is also charged with one count of felony drug possession. He is free on $40,000 bond.


11 Comments on this post:

By: bluesman3145hotmail on 9/29/09 at 8:05

Sorry for being "thick" but can someone explain to me why "six handguns, four rifles, three shotguns" is germane to this arrest? I understand that multiple guns and a decent amount of Mary Jane don't go together and that the media likes to include quotes like these to sensationalize the story, but I know more than a few folks who have similar firearms "caches" in their homes. Not agreeing or disagreeing, just wondering if there were any charges filed related to the firearms found.

By: byrdpd on 9/29/09 at 8:17

Agree with bluesman... The headline is misleading and clearly written for shock value. Article says guns were seized, but then no charges related to them? Be real, lots of people (not including me) have these "normal" weapons in their homes. No mention of assault rifles, etc. just regular weapons.

By: govskeptic on 9/29/09 at 8:49

99% of media hype anything concerning guns. If
it's not a single shot then it's usually described as
Assault weapon. The Police always display any weapons
to show what imperfect characters have been charged!
Doesn't matter if gun is relevant to story or arrest.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 9/29/09 at 8:49

OK,. this paper prints articles about violent offenders with a long history of violence and who have done time and yet they get $10K-$20K bond. Anyone else see something wrong with this picture?

By: girliegirl on 9/29/09 at 10:07

I'm with ya, Blanket... this is a "non-event" as far as I can see. Wow, oooooh, they had anti-depressants in the home.... Oooooh, scary scary....

By: GUARDIAN on 9/29/09 at 11:00

It was stupid not to pay at the airport. Drugs are wrong if you don't have a RX but there were few. Pot is everywhere and is against the law but just because I don't doesn't make it as bad as many things in life. The gun deal is the neo-communist state controlled media making a big deal out of legal to own firearms. You might find six handguns, four rifles, three shotguns as well as better toys lol in my vehicle if I'm coming to Nashville and going to be in a bad part of town. LMAO Come on there's better things to write about besides this.

By: TITAN1 on 9/29/09 at 11:37

So, you people would not mind these two characters living next door to you? Being where this street is, I'm sure neighbors are shocked. I'm sure they thank NCP for printing this story.

By: madwhit on 9/29/09 at 12:38

Actually, I work with Richard Bostick and "No, I wouldn't mind him living next door." If they broke the law, then they broke the law and they'll have to answer. Hopefully the system will show a little mercy. Richard's a good guy. If he's guilty, then he's a good guy who made a stupid mistake, but he's still a good guy.

By: titans292929 on 9/30/09 at 1:46

I have known both of these guys for years and they are by no means violent criminals as they are being portrayed as in this article. If they are guilty of these crimes then I hope they are shown leniency and not treated too harshly because they really are good people who made mistakes

By: dbostick44 on 10/3/09 at 6:03

I'm the mother of the two Green Hill crimimals that the City Paper protrayed last Monday. Just to set the record, the weapons found belonged to me which I inherited from my uncle who passed away recently. He was a law officer and an avid gun collector. The whole thing has been a nightmare and thanks to the media it has been excellerated beyond belief. The publicity you so cruelly threw out has cost my son his job. Not that he was charged but that he was in the media as a criminal. Think twice before you ruin someone's life. Thanks for all the support from the above bloggers. We are praying everyday.

By: karmaisabitch on 10/4/09 at 2:47

Have to agree with Titan1 on this!

It is not surprising that they were arrested since John's ex-wife is known around town to work as an escort. The whole family seems to be a bunch of deadbeats! They have both obviously chosen professions that are illegal. You do the crime, you do the time. Sounds like a couple of drug dealers to me. It's not just that they had "prescription" meds. It's the amount and that they were probably selling the drugs! Which is....say it with me.....ILLEGAL.

End of story.