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Detectives bust drug operation
Dec 19, 2012 4:20 pm
Wilson County Sheriff’s detectives found more than $40,000 and large amounts of illegal drugs in an Old Hickory home Monday.
Detectives from the Sheriff’s Narcotics Division found more than a pound of mid-grade and high-grade marijuana, pills and LSD while executing a search warrant at the home of Michael Rischbeck Sr., 42, of Old Hickory.
“We got several complaints over the past month about this person,” said Sheriff Robert Bryan. “An investigation showed that we had enough information to get a search warrant.”
Rischbeck lives with his two sons, one of whom is a minor.
“From what we found in the search, everything points to all of them being involved in the operation,” said Bryan.
Detectives seized $40,538 and six vehicles: a 1997 Chevrolet Corvette, 2008 Nissan Altima, 2000 GMC Jimmy, 1995 Ford Probe and two 2007 Chevrolet Silverados.
“[Rischbeck] was unemployed,” said Bryan. “People who don’t have gainful employment; they just don’t have stuff like this.”
Rischbeck is charged with possession of marijuana with intent for resale. Additional charges will be presented to a grand jury at a later date, Bryan said.
While detectives were executing the search warrant at Rischbeck’s home, one of Rischbeck’s known associates, Sean Goddard, 39, of Mt. Juliet, stopped at the home and spoke with detectives, according to Bryan.
Detectives later spoke with Goddard’s wife, Stephany Goddard, 35, at their home. She gave detectives permission to search the home, and detectives found a quarter-pound of marijuana and drug paraphernalia in the home, according to Bryan.
Detectives plan to present cases to a grand jury against Sean and Stephany for possession of marijuana with intent for resale.
“I really want to commend those officers,” said Bryan. “This was a big, big hit on the drug trafficking.”