Weapons, drugs seized after neighbors complain

Wednesday, June 24, 2009 at 7:07pm
Staff reports

Police say citizen complaints concerning illegal drug activity led to the arrests of three men and the seizure of 64 marijuana plants and three weapons during four investigations over the last five days.

South Precinct Crime Suppression Unit detectives responded Tuesday to a tip that Ronald Jamison, 52, was growing marijuana on his apartment patio in the 400 block of Welshwood Drive. Police say they searched his residence and seized 44 marijuana plants. Jamison was cited for marijuana and drug paraphernalia possession.

In the second case Tuesday, convicted felon Steven Adams was arrested after complaints of drug activity at 3518 Slate Drive. East Precinct officers allegedly spotted several marijuana plants — a total of 11 were seized — in the backyard. Adams also had an outstanding warrant for failure to appear on a drug possession charge.

He was charged with felony marijuana possession and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. Adams has two previous theft convictions, police said

On Friday, Hermitage Precinct Crime Suppression Unit detectives checked an apartment in the 5600 block of Old Hickory Boulevard. Two marijuana plants were allegedly in plain view in the living room. Officers, who say they were given consent to search, also seized two pistols and a shotgun. One of the handguns had been reported stolen, police said.

Eric Knight, 22, who has a previous drug possession conviction, was charged with felony marijuana possession, theft and a Crooks with Guns law violation.

During a second investigation Friday, Hermitage Precinct detectives said they arrested Dustin Hough, 21, after seven marijuana plants were allegedly recovered from his 12470 Old Hickory Boulevard residence.


4 Comments on this post:

By: rkeppler on 6/25/09 at 6:18

Cannibas isn't a drug, it's a vegetable. It's practically legal in 11 states. We're backwards.

By: Loner on 6/25/09 at 6:30

What a ridiculous waste of time and money!

Marijuana is not a drug, it is a plant. Drugs are manufactured in laboratories and/or factories. Marijuana, or Cannabis, simply grows in the soil. A few years back the SCOTUS ruled that tobacco is a plant, not a drug, the same must be said for cannabis.

I advise all the righteous born-agains to re-read Genesis 1:11; "God said "Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb that yields seed....and God saw that it was good".

Criminalizing a plant criminalizes the Creator.

Cannabis should be legalized so that the cops, the lawyers, the judges. the rehab industry and the prison-industrial-complex can find more honest and more necessary things to do.

Legalization and taxation of Cannabis (marijuana) could save society a lot of precious time and money while simultaneously generating new revenues for the state's treasury.

By: pandabear on 6/25/09 at 7:04

poppy's a plant.

payote's a plant.

...(sometimes I think loner's a plant...)

By: Loner on 6/25/09 at 8:48

Thank you, Pandabear, actually I m a transplant.

Yes, the poppy and peyote are plants, as is the coca tree. But it takes a lab to make morphine, heroin, cocaine and crack.. It takes a lab to extract nicotine from tobacco and it takes a lab to extract THC from cannabis.

Plants are not drugs, smoking their dried leaves, or flowering parts, should not be considered "illegal drug activity". When it comes to Cannabis, the "war on drugs" is a sham, a scam and a flim-flam.