Franklin police had received at least five reports of suspected drug dealing at a home in the Knollwood subdivision, leading detectives to search the home and find marijuana.
Five people were arrested on charges that included felony drug dealing. Three of the suspects are 18, and one is a juvenile.
Residents called police throughout February about the home at 4002 Tamara Way because they were noticing a lot of late-night traffic and suspected drugs were being sold from the home, according to a Franklin police report.
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Another person contacted police about two suspected drug dealers in Franklin who were also selling guns, the report said.
Police went to the home Tuesday evening with a warrant and found several bags of marijuana, totaling about one-fourth of a pound, the report said. Detectives also collected about $950 in cash, which is suspected drug dealing money. Detectives could smell burnt marijuana from outside, the report said.
The following people were arrested:
Autumn Greaves, 18, 2821 Fieldstone Court, Franklin, arrested on a felony charge of possession of marijuana and misdemeanor charges of possession of paraphernalia and visiting a common nuisance.
Kristain L. Figg, 37, 1812 Lochry Road, Franklin, arrested on a felony charge of maintaining a common nuisance and misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Tyler A. Coffey, 18, 1523 Warren Lake Court, Cumberland, arrested on misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana and paraphernalia.
Isaiah M. Adair, 18, 1110 North Drive, Franklin, arrested on two felony charges of obstruction of justice and dealing more than 30 grams of marijuana and misdemeanor charges of possession of paraphernalia and visiting a common nuisance.
A juvenile was also arrested on a felony charge of dealing marijuana and misdemeanor charges of possession of paraphernalia and visiting a common nuisance.
When police got to the home Tuesday, no one would answer the door. As officers were about to ram the front door, Coffey opened it. Officers searching the home found Adair in a bathroom, trying to flush bags of marijuana down the toilet, the report said. He told police he had a gun on him, which officers collected.
Greaves and the juvenile were also in the home.
Figg, who was at work during the search, was identified as the mother of one of the other people arrested and in charge of the household, where they were living temporarily. Police found drug paraphernalia and marijuana in her bedroom, the report said.
A week earlier, officers on patrol went to the home after a caller said they could smell marijuana coming from inside. A young man in the home told police he didn’t know anything about the marijuana the officers could smell, and police had one of the males in the home call his mother, Figg. She came home from work and said she wanted everyone to leave except her son.
The officers suspected at the time that any marijuana inside the home would likely have been destroyed while they were talking to the occupants on the porch, and believed that Figg would handle the situation, the report said.