Police sniff out pot-growing operation in Nashville house

Thursday, April 15, 2010 at 4:21pm
Staff reports
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Detectives from the Metro Police Department’s South Precinct — using their noses — happened upon a marijuana grow house late Wednesday night.

Local television reported that officers, working the area south of the Haywood Lane exit of Interstate 24 on another investigation, smelled marijuana and started knocking on doors to find the source. That’s when police said they discovered an “elaborate marijuana grow operation” inside a house at 4861 Cimarron Way.

Police said the house appeared to have no permanent residents, and black plastic covered the doors and windows. Detectives obtained a search warrant and entered the house to find a grow system supporting 91 marijuana plants along with 116 pounds of processed marijuana. The estimated total street value was more than $200,000.

Police seized items inside the house connected to the grow operation. They are currently looking for a suspect. 

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12 Comments on this post:

By: Blanketnazi2 on 4/15/10 at 4:36

i didn't know Loner moved to Nashville...

By: dargent7 on 4/16/10 at 7:57

The reality and truth is, that "house" grew a herb that is 100x more effective in easing pain and suffering in cancer patients than 100% of the toxic garbage mf'd. by the pharma cos. Cal. will legalize marijuana for every day use this Nov.
Tenn., who's so busy with pressing issues like guns-in-bars and not allowing Margaritaville to OPEN their windows, is 20 years behind the eight-ball.
Whomever owned that operation is probably face down in field someplace.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 4/16/10 at 8:26

i think so too, dargent. if you could smell it from the street someone hasn't been there in a while.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 4/16/10 at 8:27

i think so too, dargent. if you could smell it from the street someone hasn't been there in a while.

By: AmyLiorate on 4/16/10 at 8:46

Someone once told me that a "crime" has a victim and a "vice" does not.

A vice is more of a moral crime and we all should know that you can't legislate morality.

Why our police and courts put so much time, effort and money into a victimless crime is beyond me. I guess if it's harder to round up hardened thugs than touting "major" busts like this make them look good.

Meanwhile someone 5 blocks away was probably being burglarized.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 4/16/10 at 9:01

exactly, Amy.

By: fightcrib on 4/16/10 at 11:10

so the officers smelled the trees from the street?? They must really have a nose for it. Prolly the officers smoke on trees, that's why. This entire stash was probablly headed for University of Tennessee basketball player Brian Williams.

By: TITAN1 on 4/16/10 at 11:20

So Amy, they were suppose to ignore it? It IS a crime and all crime needs to be fought. Drugs lead to a lot of violent crimes, yes even this drug.

By: AmyLiorate on 4/16/10 at 12:10

I wasn't talking about just this one bust.

Titan, things are only crimes that we (through our beloved officials) decree are crimes. Like I said - this IS a VICE, not a crime. OK, you could argue that they aren't paying taxes and that is a crime, not a vice.

In general I'd rather cops be finding thugs and not jaywalkers. Many young kids get caught with pot and then they have a record. Now who are you gonna hire 5 years later; a 24 year old with a clean record, or the same one but he had a few joints in his car at age 19?

Some drugs may lead to some crimes, a percentage of those crimes will be "violent". Do you see any violent gang turf wars over whiskey or beer? We used to have that back in the 1920s.

I'd say that if pot was legal, then these cops could have been out looking for rapists or car thieves.

For the record I do not smoke anything. Never even busted by cops with a beer.

By: TITAN1 on 4/16/10 at 1:31

But, it isn't legal and they did their job by not ignoring it. If people would obey the laws that some think are a waste of time, then the police would have more time to concentrate on the gangs, thugs, murderers, etc.

By: AmyLiorate on 4/16/10 at 2:24

Oh right.... if the pot smokers and growers would only stop then the cops would go after real criminals.

So much for people who want to do something without hurting anyone else, their liberty be damned - we're rounding up ALL of them so we can catch some who might do real crimes.

Thanks, now I see where I was wrong. I should assume that more people are doing damage, not that a smaller portion of those people are the true problem. Gotcha! The reference to Prohibition slipped right by you eh?

By: TITAN1 on 4/16/10 at 3:44

The police are doing the best they can. If you can do better, I'm sure they would welcome your advice since they put their lives on the line every time they put on their uniform.