Major Middle Tennessee Pot Ring Busted

Eleven individuals were arrested, and hundreds of plants and more than $100,000 were seized on Wednesday as the result of a joint investigation of a sophisticated marijuana operation, according to a news release by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

A two-year investigation by Special Agents with the Drug Investigation Division with TBI, the DEA, Metro Nashville Police, and multiple Middle Tennessee law enforcement agencies focused on an “organized drug trafficking operation involved in the cultivation and distribution of high-grade marijuana in Middle Tennessee.”

More than a dozen search warrants were executed simultaneously on Wednesday morning, the release said. Six searches were conducted in Davidson County, while other searches were performed in Lewis, Sumner, Macon, Cannon, Bedford, Putnam, DeKalb and White counties.

A total of 320 plants were recovered and seized from active indoor operations found in Lewis, Macon, DeKalb and White Counties. TBI estimates the street value of the high-grade marijuana to be more than $560,000. Multiple weapons were also found, and a total of $140,000 in cash was seized from multiple sites.

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