NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – The TBI, DEA, Nashville Metro Police and several local police agencies worked together to make eleven arrests in a marijuana growing scheme in Middle Tennessee.
Officers seized hundreds of marijuana plants and more than $100,000 in cash. The operation had been under investigation for two years, the arrests just being made Wednesday morning. The grow ring had several Tennessee counties involved, including Davidson, Lewis, Sumner, Macon, Cannon, Bedford, Putnam, DeKalb and White Counties.
The street value of all marijuana seized in the operation is upwards of $560,000. Three guns were also taken from one of the grow sites.
“The sophistication and danger of indoor grow operations like this demonstrate the complexity of what’s involved in these organizations,” says TBI Director Mark Gwyn. “It takes the collaboration and persistence of law enforcement agencies, and we want those involved in the production and distribution to know they’re not going to get away with it.”
Each of the eleven suspects taken into custody are charged with conspiracy to distribute marijuana and are being held in the Davidson County Jail.