Detectives make three drug busts Thursday
Caitlin Rickard email@example.com
Dec 17, 2015 at 5:57 PM
According to Wilson County Sheriff Robert Bryan, the department’s Narcotics Unit executed three search warrants in Wilson County Thursday.
Due to danger surrounding the circumstances and locations as well as concern for the safety of area neighbors, Bryan said the Special Response Team (SRT) was also present.
Bryan said the first warrant was executed at 511 Fairview Ave. in Lebanon after detectives had received information from concerned citizens regarding an unusual amount of vehicle traffic at the residence. He said the traffic type described by neighbors was known by detectives to be consistent with drug traffic.
After further investigation, detectives were able to confirm information they had received regarding illegal activity at the residence and were granted a search warrant.
Bryan said upon execution of the search warrant, detectives found several individuals, including the homeowner, inside the residence and a person of interest was located inside the residence that had a history of criminal activity.
After securing the residence, detectives then conducted a search where they discovered stolen firearms, drug paraphernalia and more than $13,000, which detectives believe to be proceeds from the sale of narcotics.
Bryan said detectives also seized an SUV they believed to be used to transport narcotics.
No arrests were made at the time, but detectives plan to request indictments on specific individuals present at the residence pending a grand jury investigation.
Additionally, the two other warrants were executed at the same time at The Forrest View Apartments No. 415 and No. 513, located at 119 Belinda City Parkway in Mt. Juliet, Bryan said.
He said again detectives had received information from area citizens regarding an unusual amount of traffic at these two residences.
According to Bryan, the Metro Nashville Gang Unit also supplied detectives with information that an individual residing in apartment No. 415 was a person of interest in gang related activities.
Detectives then found a lone occupant while executing the warrant in apartment No. 415. Following a search for evidence, detectives found a felony amount of cocaine consistent with resale, drug paraphernalia and more than $5,000 they believe to be proceeds from the sale of narcotics, Bryan said.
In apartment No. 513, detectives found several individuals inside the residence.
Bryan said following a search detectives found felony amounts of marijuana, cocaine and prescription medicine as well as drug paraphernalia and $1,000 they believe to be proceeds from the sale of narcotics.
Detectives made no arrests but will request specific indictments pending a grand jury investigation.