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Million dollar drug bust in MJ
Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Over one-million dollars of drugs headed for the streets of Middle Tennessee have been seized by the Mt. Juliet Police Department. A drug investigation that started in Nashville over an anonymous drug tip led the Mt. Juliet Police Department to the largest marijuana grow operation ever discovered inside the city.

Members of the Mt. Juliet Police Department’s Crime Suppression Unit executed a search warrant and shut down a marijuana grow operation inside a home at 1802 Meadow Glen Circle located in the Park Glen subdivision on Monday night. The Metro-Nashville Police Department relayed information to Mt. Juliet investigators, which prompted the search warrant.

Located during the search were over 775 marijuana plants, an additional 10 pounds of processed marijuana, 5 grams of powder cocaine, and thousands of dollars in equipment that was used to grow marijuana. The total street value of the processed marijuana is worth over $100,000, and the potential street value of the growing marijuana plants would have been well over $1,000,000 if all of the plants had been ready for cultivation. All the illegal drug material, two vehicles, and over $3,000 in cash have been seized so far in this on-going investigation.

“It is humbling to know that law enforcement neighbors can work together in a joint effort to root out drugs and their collateral public safety dangers throughout our communities,” stated Deputy Chief James Hambrick.

Two people were arrested and booked into the Wilson County Jail during the course of this investigation and have been charged with various drug related offenses.

Charged:

Stephen Middleton, age 45 of Mt. Juliet

Manufacturing Marijuana

Possession of Schedule II (Cocaine) for Resale

Possession of Schedule VI (Marijuana) for Resale

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Susan York, age 39 of Mt. Juliet

Manufacturing Marijuana

Possession of Schedule II (Cocaine) for Resale

Possession of Schedule VI (Marijuana) for Resale

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Anyone with any information on current investigations or ongoing crime trends is encouraged to call the Mt. Juliet Police Department at (615) 754-2550. Information can also be given anonymously by calling (615) 754-TIPS (8477) or via the Mt. Juliet Police Department website at http://www.mjpd.org/ .