Police officers on patrol in East Nashville, tipped off to a strong smell of marijuana, wound up discovering a grow operation at the home of a Nashville school teacher.
The smell led officers to 609 N. Second Street, the home of LEAD Academy teacher Natasha R. Kruithof, 26, her brother David J. Kruithof, 24, and her boyfriend Brian M. Day, 27. There, around 11 p.m. Thursday, police said they found the grow operation in the upstairs portion of the home, as well as four guns.
Natasha Kruithof is a fifth-grade teacher at LEAD Academy on Heiman Street.
All three were charged with felony weapon possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of drug paraphernalia used for manufacturing drugs, and having a controlled substance in a drug-free school zone.
Natasha Kruithof was also charged with possession of a controlled substance. She was released on $28,000 bond Friday morning. Her brother and Day were also released after posting $27,000 bond.
The trio is due in court next Wednesday.