Smyrna Video owner, wife indicted for growing marijuana
Jan 15, 2013 11:16 AM CST
SMYRNA, Tenn. -
Authorities arrested the owner of a Rutherford County video store after investigators found marijuana growing inside his business.
Jeffrey Smith, 48, his wife, Virginia Smith, 36, and a third individual, Timothy Hollis, 37, were indicted on felony drug charges after undercover officers were able to make over five purchases of illegal narcotics at Smyrna Video during business hours.
An anonymous tip prompted a year long investigation, in which a slew of weapons, live marijuana plants and bags of dried pot were found at the video store located at 1208 Hazelwood Drive and at the Smith's home in the 100 block of Lee Hollow Lane.
Search warrants were executed in late July.
Police seized several items, including three vehicles and $1,300 in cash.
Jeffrey Smith, Virginia Smith and Hollis face a variety of drug related charges.