|Hendersonville man found with 19 marijuana plants in home|
|Thursday, December 1, 2011|
A Hendersonville man was arrested last Wednesday after authorities found 19 marijuana plants in his residence.
Brian Lee Griffin, age 38, of Grove Lane South, was charged with manufacture of a schedule VI drug, felony possession of a schedule VI drug for resale, and felony possession of drug paraphernalia.
According to an affidavit filed in Sumner County General Sessions Court, a member of the 18th Judicial District Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at Griffin's residence that day.
“Defendant was present in his home on this date along with one of his children,” the investigator wrote in the affidavit. “Defendant did admit to both past and present involvement in the manufacturing of marijuana, prescription drug (sales) and his intent to sell marijuana located within his residence on November 23, 2011.”
“Your defendant was in admitted possession and control of 19(+) marijuana plants at different levels of growth, all of which included an active root system,” the affidavit reads. “The felony drug paraphernalia located within your defendant's residence included plant food, plant nutrients, buckets, grow lights, dehumidifier, fans, etc.”
Griffin has a criminal history that includes felony cocaine charges out of Davidson County in 2006, and he is currently on probation in Sumner County, according to the affidavit.
He was held in the Sumner County Jail on $50,000 bond.
His court date was set for January 11, 2012.
by Josh Nelson