Mt. Juliet Police partners with Tennessee authorities to conduct search warrant in connection with heroin & methamphetamine distribution investigation
Jeremy Gilchrist, 36, of Mt. Juliet was charged with Possession With Intent to Distribute a Schedule I Drug (Heroin), and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Floyd Shane Bagsby, 31, of Nashville was charged with Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Mt. Juliet, Tenn. – Following an undercover investigation, Mt. Juliet Police executed a search warrant at a home after investigating reports of illegal drug sales from the property. Members of the Mt. Juliet Police Crime Suppression Unit and Metro-Nashville Police Hermitage Crime Suppression Unit, with the assistance from Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, began to investigate reports that drugs were being sold at a home, located at 1323 Old Lebanon Dirt Road. Over the past few months, it became apparent to detectives that heroin and methamphetamine was being sold from the property. It was determined that felony amounts of Schedule I and II drugs were being distributed. As a result of the investigation, detectives were granted a search warrant.
On Tuesday, January 10, 2017 around 2:15 p.m., members of Mt. Juliet’s Crime Suppression Unit, Special Response Team, and Lebanon Police SWAT executed the search warrant at the property. While the tactical teams were entering the structures on the property, two distraction devices were used outside of the structures after information was received that someone inside the home could be armed. Old Lebanon Dirt Road was briefly closed while tactical teams operated.
As a result, detectives arrested 2 individuals. Detectives seized heroin, other unknown substances to be analyzed, syringes, a glass pipe, scales, plastic baggies, ammunition, and a shotgun. The investigation is on-going.
“We will not stand for an illegal drug distribution operation to be successful in our wonderful community,” stated Police Chief James Hambrick. “Today was a result of citizens caring about the safety of their community, putting faith into our department to properly investigate, and providing information to detectives so they could be successful in their efforts to stop the distribution of illegal drugs. Many agencies worked together in this effort, and our department appreciates their support.”