Franklin man arrested on drug, weapon charges

More than 120 grams of marijuana, an assault rifle, two grenades and gun accessories were found in a Franklin home.

James Cisco, 40, 340 W. Adams St., was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm without a license, possession of marijuana, possession of illegal drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and unauthorized possession of a destructive device.

Franklin police learned during an undercover investigation that Cisco had marijuana. Drugs, including marijuana and hydrocodone, were purchased from Cisco three times in March.

On April 24, a detective with the Franklin Police Department dug through Cisco’s garbage can, which was out by the street for trash pickup. Marijuana was found in the trash can, which allowed police to get a search warrant for Cisco’s house.

Inside the house, police found 123 grams of marijuana, which is more than a quarter-pound, an AK-47 assault rifle, two grenades, loaded magazines, boxes of ammunition and bullets, according to the affidavit from the Johnson County Prosecutor’s Office.

Officials from the Johnson County Sheriff’s Bomb Squad removed the two hand grenades, which could have flashed a bright light and set off a loud sound if released.

The same day police officers searched Cisco’s house, he was arrested during a traffic stop. Officers found a handgun on Cisco and marijuana in the car when he was pulled over. He did not have a license to carry a handgun because he was previously convicted of a felony. In 1997, Cisco served nearly three years for theft.

He is being held at the Johnson County jail on $29,200 bond.