Mt. Juliet Police Bust Largest Marijuana Grow Operation
MT. JULIET, Tenn. – Mt. Juliet Police said they discovered the largest marijuana grow operation they've ever seen in their city-- seizing more than $1 million worth of drugs and arresting two people on Monday night.
Officers executed a search warrant at a home on Meadow Glen Circle, and found more than 775 marijuana plants, 10 pound of processed marijuana, five grams of powder cocaine, plus thousands of dollars in equipment needed to grow the marijuana.
"This is a major supplier. As you can see this is bagged and ready for sale to sub-suppliers," said Mt. Juliet Police Chief Andy Garrett.
Officers said the investigation began in Nashville after an anonymous drug tip, and officers relayed the information to Mt. Juliet Police.
Two people were arrested and booked into the Wilson County jail on drug-related offenses. Stephen Middleton, 45, and Susan York, 39, were charged with manufacturing marijuana, drug possession for resale, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The processed marijuana was said to be worth more than $100,000 on the street. The marijuana plants would have been worth more than $1 million if it had been ready for cultivation.
Two vehicles and more than $3,000 in cash were also seized.
Middleton and York were scheduled to appear in court May 24, 2012.