Smyrna Business Owner Arrested for Allegedly Selling Marijuana at Business
Monday, January 14, 2013 4:32 pm
(Scroll Down for Pictures) Marijuana and guns were recovered during a drug investigation at a business called Smyrna Video and Tanning. After receiving a tip from the public over a year ago that there was the possibility of illegal drugs being sold there, Narcotics Detectives from the Smyrna Police Department launched an investigation into the proprietors of Smyrna Video. The store in question is located at 1208 Hazelwood Drive.
After several months of investigation, undercover officers were able to make over 5 purchases of illegal narcotics from several people within the business during business hours. On July 27th, with the assistance of the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office, a search warrant was executed at Smyrna Video and also at the home of the proprietor which is located at 114 Lee Hollow Lane in the county.
In the home officers found over 1.5 pounds of marijuana already processed and ready for sale, 52 marijuana plants that were growing in the attic, digital scales and other assorted drug paraphernalia. Authorities also say they were able to recover various firearms (pictured at WGNSradio.com – below). Three vehicles were seized along with $1,300 cash and various electronics.
The owner of the home and the proprietor of Smyrna Video and Tanning, 48-year old Jeffrey Smith, was arrested and charged with Maintaining a Dwelling for the Sale of Drugs. At the January Rutherford County Grand Jury, indictments were returned on Mr. Smith for additional charges of Sale of Schedule VI in a School Zone, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Sale of Schedule IV drug, Sale of Schedule VI drug, and Possession of a Weapon. Smith’s bond was set at $105,000.
Also indicted by the Rutherford County Grand Jury was Smith’s wife, Virginia, 36 years of age, and Timothy Hollis, 37 years of age, who also resides at the Lee Hollow Lane home. Mrs. Smith was charged with Sale of Schedule of VI drug, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Maintaining a Dwelling for the Sale of Narcotics. Mrs. Smith’s bond was set at $5,000. Hollis was charged with Simple Possession, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and 2 counts of Sale of Schedule VI drug in a School Zone. Hollis’ bond was set at $60,000.