Metro Police say they uncovered an elaborate marijuana grow operation inside a home at 8449 Indian Hills Drive in west Nashville.
After receiving a tip, police reviewed recent electricity bills for the home. The bills showed charges in excess of $400 per month, about three times more than neighboring homes, police said. The high bills were indicative of the electricity used by the special lights required for the marijuana plants to mature indoors.
Detectives, during a search, found that three rooms of the home were being used to cultivate marijuana, police said.
Police seized 82 marijuana plants in various stages of growth, more than six pounds of processed marijuana, special grow lights, air filters, fans, a humidifier and fertilizers.
Harold G. Johnson Jr., 38, who actually lives on Temple Crest Drive in Franklin, is believed to be behind the marijuana operation, police said. He is presently in custody in Tippecanoe, Ind. on DUI and drug charges.
Arrest warrants are pending in Nashville charging him with manufacturing marijuana, possessing marijuana for resale, and using drug paraphernalia in the manufacturing process, police said.
Johnson’s friend, Kimberly Sullivan, 41, who was inside the Indian Hills Drive home when detectives arrived, is charged with identical offenses. Her bond on those charges is set at $42,500.