SPRING HILL, Tenn. (WKRN) – An ex-con out on parole on drug charges is probably heading back to prison after Spring Hill police raided his home in a quiet neighborhood.
Police say they developed the case based on information supplied from the community.
It happened early Tuesday morning in a pre-dawn raid around 4 a.m. Spring Hill narcotics agents executed a search warrant at the home of Joseph Janos.
“We want to catch them by surprise,” Det. Mike Foster says.
While SWAT members secured the front of the home, drug agents made entry into the home through the back.
“Anytime you execute a search warrant, it’s an unknown,” says Foster.
Inside, drug officers found 14 grams of meth, some of it packaged in baggies with the Disney characters from “Frozen”. Agents also showed News 2 white powder in dollar bills.
Inside a safe, agents found 10 ounces of pot in sealed containers. Authorities say steroids are also seized from the home.
According to investigators, the 51-year-old is an ex-con who served time for drug offenses. They said Janos was supposed to check in with the Department of Corrections but failed to do so.
“He was using his neighbor’s address as registration info and he had a Murfreesboro address, so he was trying to avoid detection,” said Foster. “It’s just a matter of time before we catch you. We are not going to stand for people dealing drugs in our neighborhoods where we have kids out playing, so it is just a matter of time before we shut you down.”
Janos is currently in the Wilson County jail under $750,000 bond, but there’s a good chance he will be going back to the DOC.
News 2 has learned that in October of 2011, Metro police arrested Joseph Janos with 245 marijuana plants located throughout his home.
Officers also seized close to three pounds of processed pot within 1000 feet of Cora Howe Elementary School in Nashville.
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