Police raid Bellevue drug growing operation

Thursday, January 28, 2010 at 3:47pm
Staff reports
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Metro police arrested Douglas and Gloria Vinson Wednesday night on charges they were operating a marijuana growing operation out of their Bellevue home.

Metro police seized cash, assault rifles, marijuana and equipment used to grow from a Bellevue home Wednesday night.

Douglas Vinson, 38, and his wife, Gloria Vinson, 32, were allegedly operating a marijuana growing operation inside their home at 8052 Highway 70 South, according to police.

Each face charges of felony marijuana possession, manufacturing a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and Crooks with Guns law violations, police said.  
  
Police say they seized 13 marijuana plants, 100 grams of processed marijuana, 18 various weapons including assault rifles, shotguns and handguns, special equipment used to grow marijuana, one vehicle and $300 cash.

Douglas and Gloria Vinson are both free on $25,000 bond each.
 

11 Comments on this post:

By: NewYorker1 on 1/28/10 at 4:18

Oh, those poor babies.

By: BenDover on 1/28/10 at 4:36

Geezzz... four plants? That's most likely personal consumption. And for that they seize his whole gun collection and his car - and probably the house too?

wtf?

By: jameswebbsr on 1/28/10 at 10:50

Said they found thirteen plants, and 18 weapons, SURE does'nt sound like POOR BABIES TO ME, it's called cuff em an stuff em !

By: idgaf on 1/29/10 at 9:52

Not saying that they should not have been arrested but it certainlt dosn't sound like enough to be charged with a felony. In thier hayday I suspect that Cheech and Chong could have went through that and more just for their own use.

By: fightcrib on 1/29/10 at 11:06

I wish the police could have just left these University of Tennessee athletes alone.

Fightcrib, BNA

By: BenDover on 1/29/10 at 11:09

Must've been couting stems then if the picture is a reflection of the haul. From the looks of it all the weapons seem perfectly legal.

By: rkeppler on 1/29/10 at 11:33

Cannabis isn't a drug, it's a vegetable. God made it. This absurd and ridiculous drug prohibition is an affront to humanity and the rule of law. If there were real justice in the world, the police should be forbidden to harass these folks. They'd be force to return everything and issue a written apology. Prohibition has never worked and does not work now. These people are victims. The perversion of the law is disgusting.

By: rick poole on 1/29/10 at 5:15

Hey METRO....I love the busts....like the one on I-40 a few weeks ago for a $108,000.00 dollars in cash...where is this money funneling too..Your transparency is in the "DARK"...I don't see lack off monies within the system and "cutbacks" but the millions of dollars in cash for hundreds of busts you fulfill aren't showing any where in your "I'm Broke" budget..?

By: wiseguy on 1/29/10 at 10:59

RE rick poole - drug siezure money use is restircted by law, federal I think. Typically can only be used for capital purchase, such as patrol vehicles (land, air & water), surveilance equipment, education programs (DARE, et al), etc. Cannot be used to fund operations (salaries) of the department.

Nice idea, maybe the current economy will give you a good reason and local support the challenge/change the rules.

By: Kingcorey on 1/30/10 at 10:03

Legalize it and you make plenty of money for salaries, education, and vehicles. For every one of these operations that go down, 3 more pop up. The "other guys" business is up 40% today. Just legalize it.

By: idgaf on 1/31/10 at 10:48

By: Kingcorey on 1/30/10 at 10:03
Legalize it and you make plenty of money for salaries, education, and vehicles. For every one of these operations that go down, 3 more pop up. The "other guys" business is up 40% today. Just legalize it.

You would make money how?

Why should you pay taxes when its easy to grow your own or have a buddy do it for you?

That argument don't fly.